Welcome to Birmingham Education Support Services
The new improved website for Education Safety Services, Education Infrastructure Asset Management and Occupational Health and Wellbeing.
We are here to advise and guide you on important health and safety and property related issues. This site gives you access to key information about a number of service areas in Birmingham City Council.
Education Infrastructure Asset Management
Health and Safety
The individual service portals will give you access to key documents, information, guidance and training. The service areas aim to provide high quality services that:
are responsive to your needs ; and
give access to experienced and professional advice
We offer a range of established, high quality and traded services delivered by experienced staff to support schools and educational settings in helping to manage their health, safety and assets in addition to their staff training needs. All schools, academies, nurseries and children centres will have access to the basic information on the new website. The level of support, guidance and access to services will depend on the relevant subscription to the individual service areas.
You can use the website to book training courses, access policies, guidance, toolkits and renew your service SLA/subscriptions or sign up as a new service user. You will also be able send queries and messages to individual services.
The website has been set up to reflect your existing subscription to services and therefore you will automatically be afforded the benefits that your subscription brings. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if we can be of any help.
Health and Safety Team: SchoolSafety@birmingham.gov.uk; 0121 303 2420.
Education Asset Management: email@example.com; 0121 303 8847
Attached are 'user guides' to help you navigate around the sytem.
Brasshouse Translation & Interpreting Services (BTIS) awarded The Institute of Translation & Interpreting’s (ITI) Corporate Member of the Year 2018.
On Saturday 16 June Elaine, Melanie and Nithiya attended Gray’s Inn in London to collect the ITI’s Corporate Member of the Year Award on behalf of BTIS.
The award is in recognition of BTIS’s focus on providing a high quality translation & interpreting service whilst upholding the ethos of the ITI by actively ‘promoting the highest standards of the profession.’
This success is due to the dedication and commitment of the BTIS team as well as all the translators and interpreters for their continued support.
In 2017/18 the BTIS team also supported and advised linguists looking to enter the profession by:
Ø Launching an ‘Introduction to Public Service Interpreting’ course
Ø Giving a ‘Meet the Client’ presentation at the University of Aston
Ø Running a CPD session entitled ‘Public Service Interpreting in the Community’
Ø Providing regular in-house work placement opportunities
BESS Newsletter - May 2018
Please find attached our latest newsletter.
S&GS Fortnightly Friday Update (7 Sept 2018)
Happy new term! Welcome back and welcome to the new academic year. We hope that it is a happy, productive and successful one for you, your schools and, most of all, your pupils. The summer break has flown by and at least the lovely weather we experienced in June and July continued, on the whole, through the six week break.
As well as planning for the year ahead (see below), the beginning of the academic year is the time when most governing boards (GB) consider what training is most likely to improve the effectiveness and contribution of both individual governors and the GB as a whole. As always the Friday update includes details of governor training and development offered by S&GS. Don’t forget that, in addition to the programme of published courses, S&GS also provides bespoke training for GBs and groups of schools on request. Bespoke training is designed to meet the current needs of your school/academy governors. Do contact us to explore your options and see our service offer for more information.
The Friday update published on the 20th July gave notice of a consistent financial reporting process that Birmingham City Council (BCC) expects all its maintained schools to follow with immediate effect. The process requires specific monitoring reports to be completed and presented to the GB by the Headteacher/ School Business Manager/Bursar or the school’s financial services provider twice a year, by the end of October and the end of February. The monitoring reports are available to download from the Schools Financial Procedures Manual and will be included in a separate communication that will be sent to clerks next week.
In the meantime you can find out more information and view the reports via BCC’s weekly Schools Noticeboard, which is published online. The Noticeboard includes a range of useful information, updates and has been given a new and improved look for 2018/19.
Two significant documents referred to in previous updates have now come into effect. Firstly the revised edition of statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE), which schools must follow and is essential for ensuring that safeguarding arrangements are compliant with the law. Secondly the 2018 edition of the Academies Financial Handbook, which came into effect on the 1st September.
See this update for new and updated guidance relating to schools and education, published prior to and during the holiday, which you may have missed. Birmingham City Council’s (BCC) model Code of Conduct for GBs has been updated for the academic year 2018/19. The Code of Conduct and a schedule of the changes made to it has been sent to all clerks.
We look forward to working with you again in 2018/19 and to seeing you at our courses and events. Thank you for all that you do.