Education Infrastructure Guidance for Schools and Other Educational Buildings for Start-Up Following School Closure
The attached guidelines need to be considered for re-using the school buildings and grounds following a period of school closure and are to support schools to re-open the building following the Covid-19 lockdown.
Changes to Collection Times
“We hope you are all keeping safe and well in this difficult time.
We have been working hard to ensure that all our crews have continued to offer a daily service during the Covid-19 lockdown. Unlike our competitors, we have been operating a full service to all our customers via adjusted hours to safeguard the safety and wellbeing of our employees and customers.
With this in mind, we have changed some of our collection times with many crews leaving our depots as early as 4am. This is to minimise social interaction and maintain social distancing, while continuing to meet the needs of our customers and make your normal weekly collection.
We appreciate that following the recent government, opening to more pupils is now at the forefront of your mind and as such a full collection and recycling service will resumed for schools across the city. To ensure that your staff and students, as well as our hard-working front-line crews, stay safe your collection times could be as early as 5.00am.
On collection days please assist us in these difficult times, by ensuring your gates are unlocked, with your containers presented and accessible for 5.00am.
We are grateful for your support at this time of unprecedented challenge and urge you to stay safe, protect yourself, and protect others.”
Commercial Waste - Service Manager
Montague Street Depot
0121 303 2894
Children's views during COVID-19
The Educational Psychology Service want to hear from children and young people about the COVID-19 Lockdown
A number of guidance documents have been produced by various organisations about coronavirus, but the voices of children are often not included. The Educational Psychology Service (EPS) have started a project to gather pupil views and we are hoping that this will be a way of highlighting the resilience of children and young people.
We are asking schools and settings to help us to gather children’s views by sending the attached flyer to parents and sharing on your social media platforms (see 'Downloads'). From the responses we plan to put together a guidance document similar to this, which will be shared on our website. It will be great to get representation of children of various age groups and from different areas of Birmingham.
We are mindful that there is a lot of information being sent around about coronavirus but we are anticipating that this project is fun for families to be a part of and aims to produce hopeful narratives about children.
We are inviting all children in Birmingham to share their views – please do encourage school staff to ask their children too!
Keeping compliant during uncertain times
We are now into the summer term and as the current situation continues please be assured, we are here to support you as you stay open for children of key workers and provide home learning to the thousands of pupils working from home.
If you need any support, please contact us on: email@example.com
Keeping Compliant during uncertain times
We understand that you may be struggling to purchase certain items at this present time due to demand pressures on suppliers. Please can you ensure that you continue to use BCC contracted suppliers wherever possible so that you remain protected by BCC terms and conditions as well as the favourable pricing.
If you are unable to source essential supplies/ provisions using the contracted providers please remember that you must continue to abide by schools procedures including seeking VFM and ensuring that if you sign any contracts with suppliers that you fully understand and agree to their terms and conditions, and that these decisions are approved by governors where applicable.
Finding a supplier
Requesting quotations through Finditinbirmingham will be much quicker and require less effort than approaching potential suppliers directly. It will also make your supply needs known to a large number of potential suppliers. Better value for money should therefore result.
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Updates from our trusted suppliers
For the most up-to-date information on supplier’s during this time, please view the below document:
BCC Supplier updates
Education Infrastructure Termly Bulletin - April 2020 - Issue 2
Please find attached the April 2020 - Issue 2 Educational Infrastructure Termly Bulletin.