Westminster Education Forum

The future of school buildings and capital funding

Tuesday, 7th February 2017

Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



The future of school buildings and key issues around capital expenditure in education will be the focus for this timely seminar.

Delegates will consider the impact of the Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP) on those schools allocated funding and look ahead to phase two. This follows the release of the Department for Education’s annual update, which suggests both a possible overspend for its first phase and a delay for the project.

The seminar will be an opportunity to discuss the programme’s progress and prospects as the National Audit Office finalises its performance assessment. It also follows the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) report Better Spaces for Learning, calling for changes in communication between schools, the Education Funding Agency, designers and builders, and for more flexibility in the design of schools.

Sessions also look at steps that can be taken to support schools not included in PSBP but still require improvements, and innovative approaches to financing the refurbishment and building of schools.


Guests of Honour

Caroline Buckingham

Owner and Director, HLM Architects and Vice President, Practice and Profession, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

a senior speaker confirmed from the Department for Education

Guests of Honour

Senior speaker from the

Department for Education

Caroline Buckingham

Owner and Director, HLM Architects and Vice President, Practice and Profession, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Keynote Speakers

Laura McInerney

Editor, Schools Week

Johnny Corbett

Head of Marketing Communications, AkzoNobel

Chairs

Amanda Solloway MP

Lord Watson of Invergowrie

Shadow Education Spokesperson

Speakers

Michál Cohen

Director, Walters & Cohen Architects

Dr Christina Preston

Founder, MirandaNet Fellowship and Associate Professor in Education, De Montfort University

Julia Harnden

Funding Specialist, ASCL

Dr Pamela Woolner

Director of Outputs, Research Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLaT) and Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Newcastle

Simon Lowe

Managing Director, Handsam, Education Health and Safety Consultants

Councillor Henry Vann

Cabinet Member for Education, Bedford Borough Council

Andrew Seager

Headteacher, Stratford School Academy

Mike Crowhurst

Director of Education, New Schools Network

Tim Byles

Chief Executive, Cornerstone