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Strategic Commissioning Project Board

Strategic Commissioning Project Board (SCPB)

A Project Board has been set up to support delivery of the Strategic Commissioning Project.


  • Agree to the proposals set out in the Project Initiation Document.  This was agreed at the first meeting of the Board on 24 June 2013.
  • The Board will meet at the end of each stage of the project to review progress and approve the next stage of work.
  • Recommends and agrees changes to the project as appropriate.
  • Agrees the resources required by the next Stage Plan.
  • Sets the overall strategy and looks at how the project links in with other initiatives.
  • Approve completed products.
  • Responsible for communications between the Project Management Team and external stakeholders.


  • The meetings will be chaired by the Scottish Government Deputy Director for the Learning Directorate Strategy and Performance Division.


  • The SCPB will be supported by a Secretariat from the Scottish Government Support and Wellbeing Unit.  Any papers will normally be circulated 3 working days prior to the meetings; and minutes will be issued within 10 working days of each meeting.  It is envisaged that the SCPB will meet on a regular basis, every 6-12 weeks depending on the stages of the Strategic Commissioning Project.

SCPB Members

  • Dr Stuart Aitken, representing Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning (CALL)/Scottish Sensory Centre (SSC)/Enquire
  • David Barr, representing Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS) and Educating Through Care Scotland (ETCS)
  • Donna Bell (Chair), The Scottish Government
  • John Butcher, Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES)
  • Laura Caven, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)
  • Owen Derrick, National Parents Forum Scotland (NPFS)
  • Megan Farr, Children & Young People’s Commissioner Scotland (CYPCS)
  • Mary Hoey, Education Scotland
  • Andy Jeffries, Social Work Scotland (SWS)
  • Alex Little, NHS Dumfries & Galloway representing NHS Chief Executives
  • Ruth Mendel, Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS)
  • Neil Squires, Chief Executive Harmeny School, representing Grant Aided Special Schools (GASS)
  • Margaret Orr, Chair of the National Commissioning Group (Workstream 3)
  • Scottish Government Officials (Project Management Team)
  • Deborah Lynch, Support and Wellbeing Unit (Sectretariat)
  • Laura Meikle, Support and Wellbeing Unit
  • Fiona Page, Support and Wellbeing Unit
  • Deborah Walker, Support and Wellbeing Unit (Secretariat/Lead for workstreams 1 & 5)