Scotland’s Learning Estate Conference 2021 - Programme Announced

Focusing on the Scottish Government’s Learning Estates Strategy

The conference Learning Places Scotland will explore the evidence, benefits and spatial possibilities of connecting people, places and learning. It’s aim is to support more collaboration around the planning and implementation of new integrated learning environments to improve the education and life chances of children and young people.

The conference is structured around five parallel streams, which pick up on the key themes of the LES: [i] Suitable, how spaces support the intended learning and community experiences and outcomes [ii] Sustainable Estate, the extent to which the estate as a whole is shaped and better integrates to be efficient, effective and adaptable [iii] Low Carbon, exploring the ways estate and user behaviours are organised to meet the ambitions of Low Carbon Scotland set out in the Programme for Government [iv] Digital, looking at how learning experiences and geographies are supported by digital practice, infrastructure and spaces [v] Inclusive Growth, learning how the estate and the outcomes from an integrated set of learning and community experiences support inclusive growth.

Those directly employed in early years, schools, colleges, universities, national and local government and other public services in Scotland can attend the conference at no cost. Find out about conference fees for private sector attendees here

Day 1: 23 November 2021

08:45

Registration & Exhibition Visit

10:00

Conference Stage 1

Keynote

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Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

10:30

Conference Break

10:45

Conference Stage 1

Learning Estate Strategy

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11:15

Conference Break & Exhibition Visit

11:45

Conference Stage 1

Suitable

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A wellbeing Brief for Schools Speakers: Sharon Wright & Helen Taylor We often approach wellbeing in school environments as remedial – something that will stem or address problems – when we mig...

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Conference Stage 2

Suitable

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Inverurie Community Campus Speakers: Maxine Booth & Mark Mitchell Inverurie Community Campus Opens in August 2020, as part of the Schools for Future Funding. The buiding provides the community wit...

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  • Maxine Booth Quality Improvement Manager - Aberdeenshire Council
  • Douglas Hutchison Depute Chief Executive and Director – People - South Ayrshire Council
  • Mark Mitchell Estates Programme Manager - Aberdeenshire Council

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12:45

Lunch & Exhibition Visit

14:00

Conference Stage 1

Sustainable Estate

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Big Ideas from a Small Island Speakers: Chris Malcolm & Ann McCarlie Educational provision on Barra and Vatersay is changing to reflect the different needs of how pupils learn, what is expected by...

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  • Andy Dailly Head of School Building - Scottish Government

Conference Stage 2

Sustainable Estate

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Why is the default learning space indoors? Speakers: Sally York & Natalie White The Learning Estate is both indoors and outdoors. Why, when people talk about quality education,is the inference thi...

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  • Sally York Education Policy Advisor - Scottish Forestry
  • Natalie White Head Teacher - Bualnaluib and Poolewe Primary schools and Aultbea Nursery
  • Natalie Murray Landscape Architect - Wardell Armstrong

Chairperson:

  • David McEwan Divisional Director | Corporate Asset Management - Neighbourhoods, Regeneration & Sustainability, Glasgow City Council

Workshops & Breakfast Discussions

Suitable Workshop

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COVID: Catalyst for change Chaired by Scottish Futures Trust in conjunction with Architecture & Design Scotland   COVID has disrupted life as we know it. We have had to change our spaces, app...

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15:00

Tea Break & Exhibition Visit

15:45

Conference Stage 1

Low Carbon

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UK's First Passivhaus EnerPHit (deep energy retrofit) School Speakers: Sarah Lewis, Alistair Kidd & Mangus Dowie East Ayrshire Council and Hamson Barron Smith (HBS) will be working together over t...

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  • John BrennanJohn Brennan Senior Lecturer in Environmental Design - Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Conference Stage 2

Low Carbon

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West Lothian Council Early Years Programme Passivhaus Vs Traditional Our session explores the parallel development before outlining where converging themes bond the proposals at the heart of the West ...

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16:45

Conference Break & Moving to closing keynote

Day 2: 24 November 2021

08:45

Registration & Exhibition Visit

09:45

Conference Stage 1

Digital

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Anytime, Anywhere, ANYONE, Learning Speakers: Neil Mclntyre, Kevin Cooper & Peter Kerr West Lothian Council has an Anytime Anywhere Learning policy which allows pupils to access online resources t...

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Conference Stage 2

Digital

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Digital: enabling efficient and safe design, build, operation and maintenance of our learning estates How will the growth in online learning shape the future design of learning spaces and our campuses...

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Chairperson:

  • Rufus Logan Assistant Director Capital & Climate Change - Scottish Funding Council

11:00

Conference break

11:15

Conference Stage 1

Keynote

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12:00

Coffee Break & Networking

12:30

Conference Stage 1

Inclusive Growth

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Place Based Investment Programme Speaker: Sam Cassels, Place Principal Adviser, Scottish Government National innovation ecosystem and the opportunity of learning and place Speaker: Paul Winstanley, CE...

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Conference Stage 2

Inclusive Growth

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Schools as Community Hubs Speaker: Dr Julia Atkin Education led mixed-use regeneration in a historic setting Speakers: Lindsey Mitchell & Donalds Gillies The vision of Henry Morris in breaking dow...

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  • Allen AnnAnn Allen Chief Executive Officer, CICES & Chair - Architecture & Design Scotland

13:30

Attendees & Exhibitors Networking Lunch

14:45

Conference Stage 1

Closing Keynote

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