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Fundamental Review of the School Estate Whitletts Primary School Meeting Thursday 27 th March 2008. What are we trying to achieve? Planning for the future Providing the best learning environment and best educational experience for our children.

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Fundamental review of the school estate whitletts primary school meeting thursday 27 th march 2008

Fundamental Review of the School EstateWhitletts Primary School MeetingThursday 27th March 2008

South Ayrshire Council: Department of Education, Culture and Lifelong Learning


Fundamental review of the school estate

What are we trying to achieve?Planning for the futureProviding the best learning environment and best educational experience for our children

South Ayrshire Council: Department of Education, Culture and Lifelong Learning


Fundamental review of the school estate

Focus of the exercise is on the school building.Recognition that in Whitletts PS:Good standard of education provided – more to school than a buildingTeachers and other staff held in high regardSchool is the heart of the community - school receives good support and commitment from local community

South Ayrshire Council: Department of Education, Culture and Lifelong Learning


Fundamental review of the school estate

Fundamental Review of the School Estate

Review initiated in August 2006

A Learning Centre for the 21st Century

First round of community engagement November 2006 – March 2007

Reports to Council August – October 2007

Second round of community engagement November 2007 – March 2008

South Ayrshire Council: Department of Education, Culture and Lifelong Learning


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Fundamental Review of the School Estate

Area proposals

- Prestwick and surrounding area

- Troon and surrounding area

- Ayr and surrounding area

- Maybole and surrounding area

- Girvan and surrounding area

Suitability and Condition ratings

Category 1 - existing provision to be reviewed further

Category 2 – existing provision to be considered for modernisation

Lead Officers/Support Officers identified

Further reviews underway

South Ayrshire Council: Department of Education, Culture and Lifelong Learning


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Fundamental Review of the School Estate

Better Buildings – Better Learning – Better Futures

A Learning Centre for the 21st Century

Strategic Plan for the school estate (10 years ahead)

Secure funding through Council approval

South Ayrshire Council: Department of Education, Culture and Lifelong Learning


Fundamental review of the school estate

Whitletts Primary School: Issues identified from 16th Jan

  • Poor layout - 3 separate buildings resulting in issues around security for 3 buildings, repairs to 3 buildings and movement between 3 buildings.

  • Not in good state of repair

  • Lack of suitable grass areas for playing

  • Classrooms/teaching areas not suitable for learning in 21st century

  • Toilets – poor

  • No nursery provision


Fundamental review of the school estate

Whitletts Primary School: Issues identified

  • Problems with layout of playground

  • No reception area

  • Full school needs modernised

  • School on main road – safety?

  • Leaking roofs in all 3 buildings– dampness brought on by leaks

  • Problems with litter/vandalism due to through way


Fundamental review of the school estate

Whitletts Primary School: Issues identified

  • Location

  • Lack of storage

  • Parking

  • Food imported from other schools

  • Costs of maintenance

  • Draughty windows

  • Poor heating system


Fundamental review of the school estate

  • Identified for further consideration

  • Implications of new build on Braehead Primary

  • Lack of secondary school in North Ayr

  • New secondary school (to replace current Ayr Academy) should be located in North Ayr


Fundamental review of the school estate

Whitletts Primary School

Options for further discussion 

Improve existing school

Transferring pupils to Braehead and Dalmilling

Build new Whitletts PS

Join with Braehead PS in new school in North Ayr.


Fundamental review of the school estate

Whitletts Primary School

Workshop groups explore advantages and disadvantages of each option.

Feedback


Fundamental review of the school estate

Whitletts Primary School

Voting

4 Votes

Please place

1 on the ballot paper for your 1st choice,

2 for your 2nd choice,

3 for your 3rd choice,

4 for your 4th choice.


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