Scotland’s Learning Estate Conference - Programme Announced

The conference is complimentary for those directly employed in early years, schools, colleges, universities, national and local government and other public services in Scotland*

*All registrations will be verified by the organiser and anyone not deemed as public sector will be contacted to amend their registration

Day 1: 27 November

08:00

Join us for a breakfast round table to discuss: How will early engagement improve the design of the Community Campus

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Schools as educational establishments are complex public buildings in themselves, but blend this with the desire to create an intergenerational community campus and we are developing entirely new oppo...

08:30

Registration & Exhibition Visit

10:00

Keynote Stage

Opening Keynote

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Co-creating our schools of tomorrow: Lene Jensby Lange, Founder - The Autens Consulting House A school building is the infrastructure of an ecosystem of learning and human growth impacting our childr...

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Chair:

  • Andy Dailly Head of School Building - Scottish Government

10:30

Session Break

10:35

Lammermuir Suite

Learning Estate Strategy

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Learning Estate Strategy An introduction to the aims and ambitions of the new Learning Estate Strategy through a review of three early demonstrator projects. Each speaker will describe how their parti...

Speakers:

  • Bernard Chisholm Director of Education & Children's Services - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
  • Diarmaid Lawlor Director of Place - Architecture and Design Scotland
  • Dr. Elaine Cook Depute Chief Executive and Director of Education - West Lothian Council
  • Maxine Booth Lead Officer, Sustaining Education in the Northern Alliance Regional Improvement Collaborative Quality Improvement Manager, Learning Estates, Education and Children’s Services - Aberdeenshire Council
  • Stephen Long Associate Director Education - Scottish Futures Trust

Chair:

  • Andy Dailly Head of School Building - Scottish Government

11:35

Session Break

11:40

Keynote Stage

Project Presentation: Cherry Tree Nursery – changing perceptions – growing environments for young minds

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Discover how Portakabin has successfully delivered a brand new state-of-the-art 140 place nursery for South Ayrshire Council in Ayr - part of the Scottish Government’s pledge to increase early learn...

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Lammermuir Suite

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A Sense of Connection: Lindsey Mitchell, BDP Architecture isn’t just about creating beautiful buildings, it’s about creating an environment, a place for people and that involves designing for mean...

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  • Lindsey Mitchell Architect Director - BDP
  • Shane Cryer Concept Developer – Education - Ecophon
  • Dr Wes Imms Associate Professor of Education in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, a Director of the University of Melbourne's Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN), and Director of LEaRN@MGSE
  • David Greig Associate - HLM Architects

Chair:

  • Stephen Long Associate Director Education - Scottish Futures Trust

Lowther Suite

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Designing a bespoke curriculum: making an old building fit for purpose! Gregor Kirk, North Ayrshire Corsehill Primary School is located in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire. The building is made up of an or...

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Mentieth Suite

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Autism and Psychology of Space: Lucy Plumridge, HLM Architects The British Institute of Learning Disabilities estimates that 2% of people in the UK have a learning disability/ difficulty, ranging from...

Speakers:

  • Andrew Brown Senior Education Officer | Education, Learning & Attainment | - West Dunbartonshire Council
  • Lesley Woolfries Capital Project Manager - Capital Investment Team - West Dunbartonshire Council
  • John Paterson Senior Design Manager - Morgan Sindall
  • Lucy Plumridge Head of Education - HLM

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12:15

Keynote Stage

Design from the Inside Out: Creating an education experience

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As a society we are drawn to sensorial experiences, places we aspire to visit, want to stay and then return. Beautifully designed restaurants, hotels, bars, retail environments and our children to the...

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12:45

Keynote Stage

Keynote: The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

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  • John Swinney Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills - Scottish Government

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13:00

Keynote Stage

The City of Edinburgh Council – Future Schools Project Award 2019 Winner Announced by The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

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Learner voice is very important to the City of Edinburgh Council so we developed a competition through our Future Schools Project to ask our learners how they would improve their learning environments...

Speaker:

  • John Swinney Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills - Scottish Government

13:15

Attendees & Exhibitor Networking

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Please note no catering will be available during this networking break with exhibitors.

13:45

Lunch & Networking

14:30

Keynote Stage

Project Presentation: Swanlea Sixth Form – Looking Beyond Architectural Briefs

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We propose to discuss how value can be added to projects through considered and persevered thinking and investment to achieve outstanding results. Our Swanlea Sixth form project epitomises all of the ...

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Lammermuir Suite

Sustainable Estate

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Re-imagining Holistic Learning: Natalie Murray, Landscape Architect, Wardell Armstrong and Wiktoria Szulik, Wardell Armstrong With the increase in need for educational spaces in the 1400h Early Years ...

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Lowther Suite

Sustainable Estate

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When Is a School Not a School? Henry McKeown, jmarchitects Scotland is leading the way in the UK for promoting, designing and delivering large scaled community campus buildings. One of our most progre...

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Mentieth Suite

Sustainable Estate

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CONSTRUCTION QUALITY ASSURANCE INITIATIVE Following recent high-profile construction defects on public sector owned properties, confidence in the construction industry has been undermined. It is recog...

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15:05

Keynote Stage

Outdoor Play and STEM: Dumfries House Case Study

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Using the installation at Dumfries House, Timberplay Scotland explore the potential for high quality playful environments to generate learning opportunities and curriculum links. The STEM Centre at Du...

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15:30

Tea Break & Networking

16:00

Keynote Stage

Energy positive modular buildings – The ‘Active Office’ at Swansea University

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The Active Office, was opened in June last year at Swansea University. Wernick and SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre partnered with an aim to construct a building that generates more energy tha...

Speaker:

  • Chris Hart Divisional Manager (Scotland) - Wernick Buildings Ltd

Lammermuir Suite

Low Carbon

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The impact of the learning estate on Learning for Sustainability: Liam Cahill, Scottish Government This presentation will look at how the design and build of a learning establishment can have a positi...

Speakers:

  • Jamie Goth Low Carbon Work Stream - Scottish Futures Trust
  • Liam Cahill Curriculum Development Policy Manager - Scottish Government
  • Karen Ridgewell Senior Design Officer - Architecture & Design Scotland

Chair:

  • Dr. Elaine Cook Depute Chief Executive and Director of Education - West Lothian Council

Lowther Suite

Low Carbon

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON LEARNERS PASSIVHAUS SCHOOLS – CONSTRUCTING HEALTHY LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: Neil Armstrong, Kier and Andrew Ash Kier has an excellent track record of delivering Passivhaus buil...

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Mentieth Suite

Using the outdoors to support effective delivery of learning for all age groups in high quality and sustainable learning environments

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1.  Design and implementation of sustainable outdoor natural play: Natalie Murray - Wardell Armstrong 2.  Practical ways to enable learning in school grounds and local greenspaces: Michaela Lyons - ...

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16:25

Keynote Stage

Project Presentation: Merkinch Primary School, Inverness

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This is currently Scotland’s first and only complete CLT (Cross Laminated Timber school), built using CLT and glulam and with a floor area of approx. 4000sqm. This innovative primary school is being...

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17:05

Keynote Stage

Education Buildings Scotland 2021 Announcement

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Councillor Chris Cunningham, City Convener for Education, Skills and Early Years said: “We are delighted that Glasgow has been chosen to host this prestigious and sector leading conference and award...

Speaker:

Chair:

  • David McEwan Head of Development - Property & Land Services - Glasgow City Council

17:15

EduFest

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Invitation to the Complimentary EduFest Drinks Reception which brings together delegates, visitors, exhibitors and speakers in a social environment by the keynote stage.  

Day 2: 28 November

09:00

Registration & Exhibition Visit

09:45

Keynote Stage

The Future of Learning with Apple

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Description: How do we empower all learners today and prepare them for a rapidly changing world? A driving force behind this change is technology. It affects the way we live, the way the world works,...

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10:30

Coffee Break & Networking

11:00

Keynote Stage

Project Presentation: Bertha Park High School

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Doing things differently - doing them better, digitally: Stuart Clyde, Head Teacher, Bertha Park High School Stories from across Bertha Park High School of how pupil & teacher experiences have bee...

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Lammermuir Suite

Digital

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Co-designing a Centre of Excellence in STEM: Professor Judy Robertson, University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education & Tommy Lawson, Midlothian Council Midlothian Council and the Univers...

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Chair:

  • Jim Fanning Senior Education Officer - Education Scotland

Lowther Suite

Digital

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Taking education in the class room to infinity and beyond: Justene Ewing, CGI Presentation on the “Inspired Learning” Education solution CGI are currently implementing in Scottish Borders Council ...

Speakers:

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  • David McEwan Head of Development - Property & Land Services - Glasgow City Council

Mentieth Suite

Digital in the Early Years Environment

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Outdoors Goes Digital! Using technology in Outdoor ELC: Mairi Ferris, Inspiring Scotland Part 1: 10 minute presentation from Mairi Ferris, Inspiring Scotland, highlighting 4 specific areas where tech...

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11:30

Keynote Stage

Project Presentation: Falkirk Council Digital Leaders

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Introduction by Malcolm Wilson, Falkirk Council Children’s Services St Mungo’s High School - Jacqueline Campbell and Pupils  Kinnaird Primary School - Andrew Denholm, Principal Teacher and Pupils

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11:55

Session Break

12:05

Lammermuir Suite

Inclusive Growth

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Overview: Learning investment at the heart of place based collaboration connecting services and communities Sustaining Education in the Northern Alliance: Maxine Booth, Aberdeenshire Council 38% of sc...

Speakers:

  • Maxine Booth Lead Officer, Sustaining Education in the Northern Alliance Regional Improvement Collaborative Quality Improvement Manager, Learning Estates, Education and Children’s Services - Aberdeenshire Council
  • Keri Monaghan Stallan-Brand
  • Kristiina Erkkila Director of Development - The City of Espoo
  • Alan Garland Associate - Stallan-Brand

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Lowther Suite

Inclusive Growth

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Overview: Learning and partnership investment at the heart of economic development and regeneration Glasgow Innovation District: Benny McLaughlin, Project Director, Glasgow Riverside Innovation Distri...

Speakers:

  • Benny McLaughlin Project Director - Glasgow Riverside Innovation District
  • Jackie Galbraith Principal and Chief Executive - West Lothian College
  • Cameron Bell Head of Learning & Skills for Construction Technology & Trades - Ayrshire College
  • Alan Dickie Head of Curriculum for Construction and Land Based Industries - Glasgow Clyde College
  • View full profile for Fiona RobertsonFiona Robertson East Lothian Council

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13:00

Attendees & Exhibitors Networking Lunch

14:15

Keynote Stage

Closing Keynote: Daring to Lead

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A powerful personal story of overcoming poverty, exclusion and mental health challenges that shows the importance of education, and creating education spaces for all. This keynote will aim to authenti...

Speaker:

Chair:

  • Stephen Long Associate Director Education - Scottish Futures Trust