21st Century Schools Conference – Cardiff

12 May
Tuesday 12th May 2015
10am – 3.30pm
Hilton Hotel, Kingsway, Cardiff CF10 3HH

Download: Presentation 
Download: Project Update brochure

Shaping the future of schools in Wales – What makes a good teaching and learning environment?

For those involved in the funding, planning, design and delivery of new schools, the need to provide better performing buildings at lower costs is clear. It is against this backdrop that Constructing Excellence in Wales has been appointed by the Welsh Government to take forward a programme of work in support of the 21st Century Schools Programme to maximise the impact and value of the investment.

The conference will offer an opportunity to share the work that CE Wales have been undertaking with a particular focus on the initial outcomes of our review of school construction costs and designs (a short report will be provided to delegates in advance of the conference) and feedback from our stakeholder workshops on value for money.

Keynote Address:  Owen Evans, DG Department of Education and Skills

An exhibition of current examples of school design and delivery by Welsh local authorities will also feature throughout the day with plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues. The conference has been designed to allow timely access to delegates from North, mid and West Wales.

Proposed agenda

10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:30 Introduction – Ed Evans CEW
10:45 Update on the work of CEW – Ed Evans/Jane Wade CEW
11:30 Keynote speaker – Owen Evans DG (DFES)
12:00 Band A Programme – Progress and Opportunities – Jo Larner WG
12:30 Lunch and Exhibition**
13:30 The impact of the built environment on educational attainment (Salford University\IBI architects)
14:30 Current and future work streams – Ed Evans/Jane Wade CEW
15:20 Summing up
15:30 Close

How to Book: To reserve your place for the seminar in Cardiff please email cewalesevents@cewales.org.uk stating your full contact details and the names of all delegates wishing to attend. Substitution of delegates can be made at any time.

Non-attendance by any registered delegate will be charged £30 unless you have informed us prior to the event.

In order to reduce wastage at our events CEW operates a policy of only notifying venue details when issuing registration confirmation. This ensures we only cater for delegates who have registered and don’t over order for individuals who may or may not turn up on the day.