Conference Programme Announced

Day 1: 21 November

08:30

Registration & Exhibition Visit

10:00

Keynote Stage

Opening Keynote: The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills will outline the steps the Government is taking to improve the education system in Scotland and the vital infrastructure that supports it

Speaker:

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

Chair:

10:45

Coffee Break & Networking

11:15

Lammermuir Suite

The Learning Estate: Connecting People, Places and Learning

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Building strong learner connections, integrating with local communities and forging industry partnerships are an increasingly important part of the educational experience of the children and young peo...

Speakers:

  • Andy Dailly Head of School Building - Scottish Government
  • Stephen Long Associate Director Education - Scottish Futures Trust

Lowther Suite

ELC Expansion: Quality Environments for Our Early Learners

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The ambitious commitment to increase the Early Learning and Childcare entitlement to 1140 hours by 2020 creates a wide range of opportunities for children, their parents, carers and staff. This sessio...

Speaker:

  • View full profile for Alison CummingAlison Cumming Programme Director – Early Learning and Childcare - Scottish Government

Chair:

  • View full profile for Alison CummingAlison Cumming Programme Director – Early Learning and Childcare - Scottish Government

Workshop

Technology Transforming Learning Workshop

Chair:

  • Bernard Chisholm Director of Education and Children’s Services - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

12:20

Lammermuir Suite

ELC Expansion: Quality Environments for Our Early Learners

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The ambitious commitment to increase the Early Learning and Childcare entitlement to 1140 hours by 2020 creates a wide range of opportunities for children, their parents, carers and staff. This sessio...

Speaker:

  • View full profile for Alison CummingAlison Cumming Programme Director – Early Learning and Childcare - Scottish Government

Chair:

  • View full profile for Alison CummingAlison Cumming Programme Director – Early Learning and Childcare - Scottish Government

Lowther Suite

The Learning Estate: Connecting People, Places and Learning

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Building strong learner connections, integrating with local communities and forging industry partnerships are an increasingly important part of the educational experience of the children and young peo...

Speakers:

  • Andy Dailly Head of School Building - Scottish Government
  • Stephen Long Associate Director Education - Scottish Futures Trust

13:20

Lunch & Networking

14:30

Lowther Suite

Learning at the Heart of Communities

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Construction’s contribution to the Pupil Experience Scotland is committed to investing and improving the learning estate in Scotland. Construction projects within the learning estate offer the oppor...

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Lowther Suite

Identifying Best Practice/Lessons Learnt

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West Calder High School - New Building, New Learning: Neil McIntyre, West Lothian Council, Kevin Cooper, NORR Architects & Julie Calder, West Calder High School The new West Calder High School ope...

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Workshop

Early Learning and Childcare Expansion Workshop

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This participatory workshop will explore the challenges associated with accommodating increased hours in early learning and childcare settings. Round table discussion will encourage a range of views t...

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15:30

Tea Break & Networking

16:00

Lammermuir Suite

Extending Benefits by Design

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The importance of acoustics for collaborative learning spaces - an international perspective: Shane Cryer, Saint-Gobain Ecophon AB Energy, Fresh Air and Daylight: Ian van Duivenbode, Ramboll A new S...

Speakers:

Chair:

  • Richard Teed Senior Forward Planning Officer - Falkirk Children’s Services

Lowther Suite

An Intelligent Client

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Promoting the idea of an agreed detailed brief based on Educational requirement:  Maxine Booth, Aberdeenshire Council Follow the journey of developing an agreed brief wholly based on educational reas...

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Workshop

The Learning Estate Workshop

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This participatory workshop will explore how connections may affect learning and teaching and community integration in Scotland`s Learning Estate. Round table discussion will encourage a range of view...

Speaker:

  • Andy Dailly Head of School Building - Scottish Government

Chair:

  • Stephen Long Associate Director Education - Scottish Futures Trust

17:05

Keynote Stage

Closing Day 1 Keynote

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Day 2: 22 November

09:00

Registration & Exhibition Visit

09:45

Keynote Stage

Opening Keynote

10:30

Coffee Break & Networking

11:00

Lammermuir Suite

Technologies Transforming Learning

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 Newbattle Digital Centre of Excellence – Our transformational journey: Staff and Pupils of Newbattle in partnership with the University of Edinburgh The new Centre opened its services to the publ...

Chair:

  • Bernard Chisholm Director of Education and Children’s Services - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Lowther Suite

Health & Wellbeing

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The Architecture of Wellbeing - Lucy Plumridge & David Greig, HLM

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Workshop

2040 Everyday Learning

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We are not trying to imagine a future without schools, we are trying to imagine what form the learning environment of the future may take and how concentrated or dispersed it could become. Currently w...

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12:05

Lammermuir Suite

Inspiring Learning & Teaching Spaces

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What does Inspiring mean to you? This session asks the question “what does inspiring mean to you in the context of a learning environment?” We will hear insights from pupils and educationalists an...

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Chair:

  • Laura Mason Chief Education Officer - West Dunbartonshire

Lowther Suite

School to work / Ready for Life

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Newlands Junior College - a model for non-mainstream education? Chris Carr, haa design & Philip Graham, Newlands Junior College Newlands Junior College (NJC) is a joint educational venture between...

Speakers:

Chair:

  • Ann Allen Director of Estates and Commercial Services - University of Glasgow

Workshop

Localities & Learning Workshop

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Collaboration sits at the heart of the public sector reform agenda in Scotland. Changing spaces, driven by policy need and community insight offers both the opportunity of service re-design and better...

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13:05

Lunch & Networking

14:15

Lammermuir Suite

Pupil/Student Experience

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Lowther Suite

Repurposing of Existing Buildings

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UWS Lanarkshire Campus: Every Space is a Learning Space - Dr Gordon Heggie, UWS Lanarkshire: Academic Lead The delivery of UWS Lanarkshire Campus is a key contributor in repositioning UWS as a global ...

Speakers:

  • View full profile for Dr Gordon HeggieDr Gordon Heggie Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, & Academic Lead for Lanarkshire Campus Project - University of West of Scotland
  • View full profile for Lauren McDougallLauren McDougall President - Glasgow University Students' Representative Council

Chair:

  • Gary Jebb Director of Estates - The University of Edinburgh

15:20

Keynote Stage

Closing Keynote: Question Time

Speakers:

  • Ann Allen Director of Estates and Commercial Services - University of Glasgow
  • Clare Hicks Deputy Director, Learning Directorate - Scottish Government
  • Dr. Elaine Cook Depute Chief Executive and Director of Education - West Lothian Council
  • Carrie Lindsay Executive Director Education & Children's Services - Fife Council

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