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Building better schools: investing in Scotland's future

Published: 22 Sep 2009
From:
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills
Directorate:
Learning Directorate
ISBN:
9780755981724

The school estate strategy is relevant to all parts of the learning environment: the buildings and spaces, the grounds, the fixtures, facilities and furniture.

96 page PDF

2.6 MB

96 page PDF

2.6 MB

Contents
Building better schools: investing in Scotland's future
ANNEXES

96 page PDF

2.6 MB

ANNEXES

Raploch Community Campus - Stirling Council

ANNEX A
MEMBERSHIP OF THE SCHOOL ESTATE STRATEGY WORKING GROUP

Scottish Government:

Eileen Gill (Co-Chair) to March 2009

Scottish Government:

Colin Reeves (Co-Chair) from March 2009

COSLA:

Robert Nicol (Co-Chair)

COSLA:

Laura Jamieson

SOLACE:

Dave Jones (Clackmannanshire Council) to February 2009

SOLACE:

Alan Blackie (East Lothian Council) from March 2009

ADES:

Moira Niven (West Lothian Council)

ADES:

Murdo MacIver (North Lanarkshire Council)

Directors of Finance:

David Robertson (City of Edinburgh Council)

SFT:

Mikko Ramstedt (From November 2008)

Secretariat:

Scottish Government:

Bill Scott-Watson (Secretary)

Scottish Government:

Mandy McKay (Assistant Secretary)

The joint Scottish Government - COSLA announcement in September 2008 accepting all of the recommendations in the Audit Scotland Report Improving the school estate also signalled the establishment of a joint Working Group to develop a new School Estate Strategy. It included representatives from the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives ( SOLACE) and from the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland ( ADES), and latterly from the Scottish Futures Trust ( SFT).

The Working Group met approximately monthly between September 2008 and April 2009 and, last autumn, took evidence directly from a wide range of interests and stakeholders as to what the new Strategy should contain and focus on. There was also a well attended 'stakeholder event' held in November 2008, to which authorities and many others were invited. That was followed by a 'pupil event' in February 2009. Both were opportunities for the Group to share and discuss much of the emerging thinking and findings, and to listen, gauge reactions and take note of views.