Event Report: Learning Estate Investment Programme

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Shared Learning Event: Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP) Phase 1 

In December 2020, in conjunction with Scottish Futures Trust, we hosted a Shared Learning Event for the Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP) Phase 1 projects. The workshop was held online and brought together 32 delegates from across the 11 Local Authorities who are all included in the first phase of a nationwide £1 billion investment programme, as well as the head of School Funding, Infrastructure and Organisation Unit at SG Learning Directorate.  We have published a summary report of the event, available to download from this page. 

Sharing experiences

The purpose of the shared learning event was for the Phase 1 authorities to share some of their experiences to date and any issues, challenges and things that have worked well to help inform the Phase 1 and future education estate projects. 

The session was structured with four topic discussions: 

  • North Ayrshire Council presented its approach to setting measurable outcomes for the proposed Ardrossan Community Campus 
  • City of Edinburgh Council presented its approach to achieving the energy target with Passivhaus for the proposed Currie Community High School 
  • West Lothian Council presented its approach to achieving the energy target (without Passivhaus) for the proposed Beatlie ASN Campus 
  • Fife Council presented its approach to collaboration with other partners for the proposed Dunfermline Community Campus. 

Impact of COVID-19 on Learning Spaces

Following each presentation there was a discussion session in which delegates were invited to bring forward any comments or questions they had. After the topic discussions there was then a facilitated conversation around the impacts COVID-19. 

This short report summarises the key themes from each topic discussion with accompanying slides, the facilitated conversation around the impacts of COVID-19 and also outlines some next steps for future events we are developing with SFT. 

Image: Illustration from City of Edinburgh Council on a learning space in Currie Community High School showing a drawing of students gathering in an open, airy social space.

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