About Us

 

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Clients are able to benefit from more than 40 years experience in local government and the education sector. Key roles included:

Asset Management

  • 20+ years managing Birmingham school estates including 10 years as Head of Asset Management for Birmingham City Council Education Service providing leadership and vision in regard to asset management issues and the development of policy and practice.
  • Contributing to service delivery through the provision of appropriate maintained and flexible infrastructure. Providing a safe, secure, accessible and welcoming environment for users and staff.
  • Compliance with Health & Safety and Energy legislation
  • Establishing and implementing best value property solutions with service/site management teams, property consultants/contractors and other stakeholders.
  • Ensuring effective communication with schools, governing bodies, voluntary bodies and other stakeholders including liaising with planners and others regarding school estate and its wider impact.
  • Preparation and submission of bids to secure funding. Securing all necessary project and programme approvals including preparation of business case and presentation to approving body.
  • Ensuring that the management of all asset management issues meet the requirements of internal/external scrutiny including Council, Scrutiny Committee, OfSTED, Audit Commission etc.
  • Researching and monitoring the environment for new funding routes and innovative working practices.

School Organisation and Pupil Admissions

  • Planning and reviewing the supply of school places and long term accommodation needs.
  • Considering expansion or changes to school status? We can help you develop proposals
  • Compliance with school organisation (re pupil places) legislation.
  • Organisation of reception admissions to primary school.
  • Manage transfer of pupils from primary to secondary school.
  • Organising examinations for admission to selective school.
  • Lead officer for appeal process including preparation and presentation of the Authority’s cases to independent Appeal Panels.

 

School and Governor Support

  • Key officer for one area of BCC Education Service providing management support and guidance to Head Teachers, Governing Bodies and parents.
  • Developed framework and guidance for Governing Bodies following major legislative change.

Head of Transport

  • Organisation of all transport for Birmingham pupils both from home to school and day time travel.
    Procurement of services by preparation of contract detail, management of tendering and service delivery.
  • Extensive liaison with parents, schools and contractors re service delivery.
  • Fleet management of education service vehicles.