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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 (6 July 2018)
This week School and Governor Support (S&GS) published its programme of governor training
courses that are taking place in the autumn term 2018 and the spring term 2019. The
programme has courses on topics ranging from the core functions of a governing board (GB), to
courses on statutory and specific duties that require certain knowledge and skills. Look out for
new courses on interpreting Analyse School Performance (ASP) data, Complaints Management
for Governors and Clerks, and Managing Risk.
S&GS anticipates that future governor training programmes will be published in April
alongside the S&GS annual subscription offer to provide greater continuity and support the
GB in compiling its training plan and budget allocation.
Thanks to all of you that have supported the launch of the new S&GS website that features
governor volunteering opportunities at schools across the city. We have been really pleased with
the initial response and are grateful for the ‘mentions’, ‘likes’ and re-tweeting of recruitment
messages. Helps to spread the word that governing at a school is the best way of making a
difference to your community and developing your own professional skills at the same
This briefing includes a link to new guidelines on gender segregation in schools that was
published last week, and a recommendation to GBs that they undertake additional Teaching
Regulation Agency (TRA) checks on prospective governors.
Hope to see you at Inspiring Governance - Recruiting Governors Workshop in Birmingham
on the 17th July (see attachment) and do say hello to the members of the S&GS team who are also
Thanks for all that you do.