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Scottish Learning Festival dinner: FOI release

Published: 1 Nov 2017

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02227
Date received: 3 October 2017
Date responded: 30 October 2017

Information requested

Information on the Scottish Learning Festival dinner held on the evening of 20 September 2017 at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow. You requested:

1. A full guest list of who was in attendance.
2. The full cost of the dinner including venue hire, staff costs etc. Please provide a breakdown if possible.
3. Which agency/organisation met these costs (ie, SG, Education Scotland, private sponsor).
4. Details of the menu served to guests.

Response

1. List of Attendees.

John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills
Private Secretary
Steve Munby, SLF Keynote Speaker
Josh Littlejohn, SLF Keynote Speaker
Prof Alma Harris, International Council of Education Advisors
Dr Pasi Sahlberg, International Council of Education Advisors
Prof Andy Hargreaves, International Council of Education Advisors
Dr Alison Skerret, International Council of Education Advisors
Dr Pak Tee Ng, International Council of Education Advisors
Dr Avis Glaze, International Council of Education Advisors
Prof Graham Donaldson, International Council of Education Advisors
Prof Chris Chapman, International Council of Education Advisors
Dr Carol Campbell, International Council of Education Advisors
Lindsay Watt, Headteacher, Castleview Primary School, Edinburgh
Paul Johnston, Director General Education, Communities & Justice, Scottish Government
Fiona Robertson, Director of Learning, Scottish Government
Graeme Logan, Interim HM Chief Inspector of Education and Chief Education Advisor, Education Scotland
Alan Armstrong, Strategic Director, Education Scotland
Donna Bell, Deputy Director, Learning Directorate, Scottish Government
Elaine Kelley, Policy Manager, Scottish Government

2. Cost Breakdown.
Venue hire - £200 inc. VAT
Food and refreshments - £985.85

3. Education Scotland met the costs detailed in question two.

4. Menu.
Menu @ £33 per person.

Starter - carrot and lentil soup
Main - supreme of chicken stuffed with haggis, pomme puree, seasonal vegetables and chicken jus
Dessert - vanilla panna cotta, poached pear and almond crumble

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
1 Nov 2017
Scottish Learning Festival dinner: FOI release