Publication - Publication

Building better schools: investing in Scotland's future

Published: 22 Sep 2009
From:
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills
Directorate:
Learning Directorate
ISBN:
9780755981724

The school estate strategy is relevant to all parts of the learning environment: the buildings and spaces, the grounds, the fixtures, facilities and furniture.

96 page PDF

2.6 MB

96 page PDF

2.6 MB

Contents
Building better schools: investing in Scotland's future
Footnotes

96 page PDF

2.6 MB

Footnotes

1 Scottish Executive - Building our Future: Scotland's School Estate (February 2003) - www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2003/02/16251/17422

2 Audit Scotland - Improving the School Estate (March 2008) -
www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/work/central_national.php?year=2007

3 Audit Scotland - Asset management in local government - (May 2009)
www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/docs/local/2009/nr_090507_asset_management_councils.pdf

4 The Scottish Government - Pupils in Scotland, 2008 (April 2009) - www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/04/01090908/0

5 Audit Scotland - Asset management in local government - (May 2009) -
www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/docs/local/2009/nr_090507_asset_management_councils.pdf

6 Scottish Government - School Estate Statistics (September 2008) - http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/09/29091400/0

7 The condition categories are defined as:
A: Good - performing well and operating efficiently.
B: Satisfactory - performing adequately but showing minor deterioration.
C: Poor - showing major defects and/or nor operating adequately.
D: Bad - economic life expired and/or risk of failure.

8 The Lighthouse - Changing Classrooms (August 2008)
www.thelighthouse.co.uk/content/publications/70,250/ChangingClassrooms.html

9 Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils' Educational Records) (Scotland) Act 2002 - www.opsi.gov.uk/legislation/scotland/acts2002/asp_20020012_en_1

10 The Scottish Government - The Early years Framework (January 2009) - www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/01/13095148/0

11 The Scottish Government - Equally Well - The Report of the Ministerial Task Force on Health Inequalities (June 2008) - www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/health/Inequalities/inequalitiestaskforce

12 The Scottish Government - Achieving Our Potential: A Framework to tackle poverty and income inequality in Scotland (November 2008) - www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/11/20103815/0

13 The Scottish Government - A games legacy for Scotland (September 2009) - www.scotland.gov.uk/gameslegacy

14 Scottish Building Standards - A low carbon building standards strategy for Scotland (December 2009) - www.sbsa.gov.uk/sullivanreport.htm

15 The Scottish Government - Concordat between the Scottish Government and local government (November 2007) - www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/923/0054147.pdf

16 Single Outcome Agreements are agreements between the Scottish Government and Community Planning Partnerships which set out how each will work in the future towards improving outcomes for the local people in a way that reflects local circumstances and priorities, within the context of the Government's National Outcomes and Purpose.

17 The hub is a programme of the Scottish Futures Trust ( SFT). It will provide a procurement vehicle supporting a long-term programme of investment driven by service needs for local authorities, NHS Boards and other public sector bodies across Scotland. It will provide a mechanism for delivering community based infrastructure requirements more quickly, effectively and thereby delivering better value for money and will provide a systemic approach to service and infrastructure requirements in the short, medium and long term.

18 These measures are set out in the detailed 'condition' guidance Scottish Executive - The Condition Core Fact - (March 2007) www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/03/12142801/0

19 The Scottish Executive - Guidance on the preparation of Accessibility Strategies under the Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils Educational Records) Act 2002 - www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2002/09/15494/11272

20 Disability Discrimination Act 2005 - www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2005/ukpga_20050013_en_1

21 The Scottish Government - The Suitability Core Fact: Scotland's School Estate (October 2008) - www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/09/19123626/0

22 The National Standards for Community Engagement ( http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/regeneration/engage/standards ) offer a helpful framework for improving practice in consultation and engagement. The community engagement database, VOICE (which is based on the Standards) may also help authorities to plan, review and record the outcomes of consultations.

23 Scottish Executive - School Design: Optimising the Internal (March 2007) www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/02/28144045/0

24 Scottish Executive - The Condition Core Fact - (March 2007) www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/03/12142801/0

25 The Scottish Government - The Suitability Core Fact: Scotland's School Estate (October 2008) - www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/09/19123626/0

26 For example, Budget 2009 projects that across the UK capital investment will fall from the current level of between 2 and 3 per cent in this Spending Review period to 1.25% of GDP by 2013-14.
http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/Budget2009/bud09_completereport_2520.pdf

27 Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Bill - www.scottish.parliament.uk/s3/bills/23-Schools/index.htm

28 Scottish Government - Building Excellence: Exploring the implications of the Curriculum for Excellence for School Buildings (December 2007) www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/12/14115428/0

29 The Scottish Government - www.scotlandperforms.com

30 The Lighthouse - Changing Classrooms (August 2008)
www.thelighthouse.co.uk/content/publications/70,250/ChangingClassrooms.html