Public Sector Client Forum – Newsletter, October 2017

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This newsletter summarises talks and shared learning from the Public Sector Client Forum event held in October 2017,  which was attended by 28 delegates and speakers from across the public sector.


  • The Finnish approach to education: Elaine Kerridge, Policy Manager, Participation and Engagement, Children in Scotland
  • Jedburgh lifelong learning campus – education leadership, Lesley Munro and James Darrie, Children and Young People, Scottish Borders

World cafés sessions:

  • Primary and secondary education: Sandra Banks, Resources Planning Manager, Midlothian Council
  • Lifelong learning: Claire Renton, Strategic Lead of Physical Learning Environments at Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • Community at the heart of schools, the Angus way: Dr Pauline Stephen, Head of Schools and Learning & Chief Education Officer, Angus Council
  • Early years and childcare: Donna Murray, Senior Early Years Team, Edinburgh Council.

World Café Summary

Presentation summarising thoughts and ideas generated by the World Café sessions by Diarmaid Lawlor, Director of Place, Architecture and Design Scotland, at the Public Client Sector Client Forum, October 26 2017. 

Starting with a clear idea of outcomes, to enhance learner experiences, we can make more of spaces we already have. Be clear on what success means; what is education for and for who?

Building the conditions for success matters: building cultures of collaboration in practice; safety to learn; access for all and equity of opportunity. Evidence of how things work and visibility of the behaviours we seek to promote. This needs transformational leadership on the big idea, and instructional leadership on change in practice. Changing space can be a catalyst to changing practice. Changing practice to improve outcomes needs safe spaces to try new things.

Public Sector Client Forum October 2017 – Presentation Summary

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To promote wider learning and supporting capacity building in the built environment A&DS initiated a forum for Public Sector Clients in 2014.

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