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How to Deliver Inclusive Learning Environments

18 Oct 2022
Construction & Delivery Stage

Comparison of approaches to special needs schools - Claire Jackson, Galliford Try

In 2021 the government announced a £2.6bn investment to create new places in schools for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The funding will cover modernising existing provision but also create whole new special schools and create 30,000 ‘high quality’ school places over the next three years.

During the last two years Galliford Try has been involved with delivering 15 Special Schools, Additional Support Needs schools and Inclusive Learning Environments. This presentation will look to share some of the observations and learnings from our experiences of working with different Clients and policies within this sub sector in order to inform the briefing processes for the provision of new school places.

We will consider:

  • Different approaches seen across England and Scotland with a focus on the campus approach in Scotland both in specialist campuses such as Lockhart Campus and co-location with mainstream schools at Barony Campus.
  • A comparison of co-location and stand alone
  • How does co-location work with a mainstream school but also with other Specialist Provision
  • How shared facilities can benefit all students and staff
  • How we have used innovative solutions with our design partners to respond to end user needs
  • Can vacant school buildings or non educational settings be successfully re-purposed to provide appropriate facilities.
Chairperson
Shane Cryer, Concept Developer – Education - Saint-Gobain Ecophon
Speakers
Claire Jackson, Education Director - Galliford Try

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