Conference Programme Announced

Day 1: 21 November

09:00

Registration & Exhibition Visit

10:00

Keynote Stage

Opening Keynotes – Question Time

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Speakers:

  • Wilf Weir Executive Director - Orkney Islands Council
  • Iain Marley Chief Executive - Hub West Scotland
  • Clare Hicks Deputy Director, Learning Directorate - Scottish Government
  • John Butcher Executive Director, Education and Youth Employment - North Ayrshire Council
  • Dr Ken Thomson Principal - Forth Valley College

11:00

Coffee Break & Networking

11:30

Lammermuir Suite

Value of Good Design

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See Learning Happening - Ian Alexander & Henry McKeown, Design Directors, jmarchitects Over the past 10 years or so the Scottish Government and the Scottish Futures Trust have spearheaded the tra...

Chair:

  • Andy Dailly Head of School Building - Scottish Government

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Lowther Suite

Pupil/Student Experience

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If students were in charge of their university estate what changes would they make? - Mike Entwisle, BuroHappold Engineering BuroHappold Engineering has undertaken a class leading research project wh...

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Workshop

Opportunities Outside: Early Years and External Environments Workshop

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A key element of strategies emerging to address the 1140 hours early years provision is more creative and meaningful use of outdoor spaces. These spaces offer a variety of opportunities to support you...

Chair:

  • Jeff Maquire Senior Policy Manager - Early Learning and Childcare Team - Scottish Government

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12:15

Lammermuir Suite

Building Better Learning Establishments

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Learning Environments for the Future - Grant Robertson, Scottish Futures Trust & Andy Dailly, Scottish Government

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Lowther Suite

Master Planning

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University of Glasgow – Developing a Masterplan: Ann Allen, University of Glasgow University of Glasgow are embarking on a £1b investment in their Gilmorehill campus.  The presentation will focus...

Chair:

  • Colin McNally Chair - Scottish Association of University Directors of Estates (SAUDE)

Speakers:

  • Ann Allen Director of Estates and Commercial Services - University of Glasgow
  • Gary Jebb Director of Estates - The University of Edinburgh

13:00

Lunch & Networking

14:00

Keynote Stage

Keynote Address

Chair:

  • Peter Reekie Deputy Chief Executive - Scottish Futures Trust

Speaker:

  • Joyce White Chief Executive - West Dunbartonshire Council

14:30

Lammermuir Suite

An Alternative Option

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Rising Rolls Programme - “Fast Response” School accommodation - Crawford McGhie, Acting Head of Operational Support (Communities and Families) and The City of Edinburgh Council Rising Rolls are a...

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Speakers:

  • Crawford McGhie Acting Head of Operational Support - City of Edinburgh Council
  • Alan Hyde Regional Educational Specialist - Portakabin
  • Billy Gray Framework Director - Morrison Construction

Lowther Suite

Identifying Best Practice/Lessons Learnt

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Scotland’s School Estate Core Facts – refresh of condition and suitability guidance - Gordon Taylor, Cromby Consulting, Allan Whyte, Aberdeenshire Council Cromby Consulting has recently undertaken...

Chair:

  • Craig Clement Head of Resources & Performance - Aberdeenshire Council

Speakers:

  • David Fletcher Senior Design Officer - Architecture and Design Scotland
  • Gordon Taylor Consultant - Scottish Heads of Property Services
  • Allan Whyte Head of Property and Facilities Management - Aberdeenshire Council
  • Karin McKenny Learning and Events Manager - Children in Scotland

Workshop

Learning Environments for the Future

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This workshop will begin to explore the challenges and opportunities which next generation learners may encounter. Potential future scenarios will be presented to the whole workshop by an education an...

Chair:

  • Stephen Long Associate Director Education - Scottish Futures Trust

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15:30

Tea Break & Networking

16:00

Lammermuir Suite

Technologies Transforming Learning

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Technology, Buildings and Transformational Change in Education delivery - Bernard Chisholm, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar & Angus Maclennan, e-Sgoil The presentation will look at how technology suppo...

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Lowther Suite

School to work / Ready for Life

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Children, Young People & Lifelong Learning - Claire Renton, Dumfries and Galloway Council Dumfries Learning Town is a collaborative approach to a new whole town model of delivery for 2-18yrs educ...

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Speakers:

  • Paul Hunter Founder - Rebuild
  • Claire Renton Strategic Lead of Physical Learning Environments - Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • Alice Harley Corporate Social Responsibility Manager - Morrison Construction
  • Craig Bridges Regional Development Director - GRAHAM Construction

Workshop

Learning Environments for the Future

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This workshop will begin to explore the challenges and opportunities which next generation learners may encounter. Potential future scenarios will be presented to the whole workshop by an education an...

Chair:

  • Stephen Long Associate Director Education - Scottish Futures Trust

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17:05

Keynote Stage

Closing Keynote

Chair:

  • Andy Dailly Head of School Building - Scottish Government

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Day 2: 22 November

09:00

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

Chair:

Speaker:

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

10:45

Coffee Break & Networking

11:15

Lammermuir Suite

Inspiring Learning & Teaching Spaces

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Evidence-based school design for results - Professor Peter Barrett, University of Salford Schools are for education and it seems reasonable to think that school buildings should be designed to positi...

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Lowther Suite

Getting it Right for all Children & Young People

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A New ASN Secondary School for Falkirk Council: Design Choices and Initial Feedback - Richard Teed, Falkirk Children's Services The newly built Carrongrange High School opens in Grangemouth in August...

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Speakers:

  • Karen Quinn Care Inspectorate
  • Richard Teed Senior Forward Planning Officer - Falkirk Children's Services
  • Robin Knox, Team Manager - Infrastructure - North Ayrshire Council

Workshop

An Alternative Option Workshop

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The Scottish construction industry needs to assist the Scottish Government in meeting their commitment to the good quality, affordable expansion of the learning estate across Scotland.  Morrison Cons...

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12:30

Lunch & Networking

13:45

Lammermuir Suite

Inspiring Learning Spaces

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Inspiring Learning, Inspiring a Generation  West Calder High School: Inspired Learning Space - The pupils of West Calder High School, & Greg Coburn “Learning without walls” Coordinator. A sp...

Chair:

  • David McEwan Education Services Estate Programme Manager - Glasgow City Council

Speakers:

Lowther Suite

An Intelligent Client

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Designing for innovation - Maggie Barlow, SPACE Strategies Increasingly investment in the education and learning estate is being viewed as an opportunity to support and catalyse change, new ways of d...

Chair:

  • Jonathan Moore Head of Funding & Infrastructure - Scottish Government’s Learning Directorate

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Workshop

Opportunities Outside: Early Years and External Environments Workshop

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A key element of strategies emerging to address the 1140 hours early years provision is more creative and meaningful use of outdoor spaces. These spaces offer a variety of opportunities to support you...

Chair:

  • Jeff Maquire Senior Policy Manager - Early Learning and Childcare Team - Scottish Government

Speakers:

14:30

Lammermuir Suite

Extending Learning Benefits by Design

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What learning can we take for enhancing learner experiences from the way we design learning environments? Reflecting on recent investments, learning and teaching practices and the Inspiring Learning S...

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Lowther Suite

Learning at the Heart of Communities

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A Community Entitlement for Young People? - Dona Milne, NHS Lothian Although the school curriculum provides these opportunities within a formal education environment, children and young people are a...

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15:30

Keynote Stage

Closing Keynote

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