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 (20 July 2018)
This is the final Friday Update of the academic year. We hope that you have found the fortnightly
updates useful and will continue to do so when they resume in September. Thanks to everyone
who has contributed and to those of you that have taken the time and trouble to provide us with
Key stage 2 test (SATs) results were released to schools last week (see attached) and governing
boards (GB) have already started to analyse progress and attainment to get a full picture of how
their schools have performed. As governors we recognise the hard work that has been put in by
pupils and staff throughout the year regardless of the results, although the results are very
As well as the usual training updates and items to note, this update refers to new financial
monitoring and compliance reports that Birmingham City Council (BCC) requires all its
maintained schools to complete and present to their GBs on a routine basis.
On behalf of the S&GS team have an enjoyable and well-deserved summer break. 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.