Learning at the Heart of Communities

Time: 14:30 - 15:30

Date: 21-Nov-2018


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 opportunity for learning and work experiences for learners, and social benefits for the wider community. Building these benefits into the construction process in learning estate projects requires collaboration around learner and community needs. This session will use case studies from construction projects in Scotland, and methodologies of measuring social value to highlight opportunities to enhance learner experiences.


  • Neil Craik-Collins, Lead Officer Curriculum and Estate Development, East Lothian Council


  • Pauline O’Neill, Quality Improvement Officer with North Lanarkshire Council will show how their Skills Academy allows learner pathways towards positive destinations for school pupils at risk of disengagement from the standard curriculum.
  • Martyn Campbell, Curriculum and Quality Leader, New College Lanarkshire will describe the partnerships with contractors and suppliers which can provide a further safety net of pathways to sustainable employment.
  • Nathan Goode, of the Social Value Portal, will demonstrate how intelligent focussed calculation of value generated could not only bring a clearer reporting regime, but also inform a more flexible approach to setting and reporting of targets which actually allows greater emphasis on areas of genuine local community concern.


  • Nathan Goode Social Value Portal
  • View full profile for Pauline O’NeillPauline O’Neill Quality Improvement Officer - North Lanarkshire Council
  • View full profile for Martyn CampbellMartyn Campbell Curriculum and Quality Leader - New College Lanarkshire


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