11:00 Strategic estate management: creating an estate vision
In this session we will discuss how to deliver a holistic estate management strategy which represents the best long-term value for schools and helps transform learning opportunities for its students.
We will cover compliance, assessing your buildings’ health though surveys, plus gathering and analysing data to help make informed and robust built asset lifecycle decisions. Finally we will consider decarbonisation, energy efficiency and operational costs reduction and how these can be achieved to deliver your estate vision and a long term legacy.
Robert Gould, Partner, Barker
Jonathan Coyles, Director, EO Consulting (part of Barker)
11:45 Achieving benefits through collaborative procurement
Overview of Frameworks and Solutions relevant to schools and estates buyers, focusing on social value in collaborative procurement.
Michael Murray, Category Specialist, NEPO
Simon Hanson, Economic Development and Policy Manager, NEPO
12:15 The challenge of delivering good estates management and how the right system can help you achieve this
As schools return to normal, the site team needs to reassure stakeholders that they are safe and compliant. How do you demonstrate compliance?
Many people use software, but it is much more that a reporting and document storage tool – Estates Management software is the toolkit to manage your estate. Join Adam as he discusses:
-what a best-practice implementation of Estates Management software looks like
-things to consider when selecting a solution
-how to get to the point where reports are available at the press of a button
-top tips to make the implementation process smoother
-the importance of culture and maximising adopting of a solution to get the most benefits
-the psychology of implementing software
Adam Watson, Director, Every
12:45 Utilising the school estate: the no risk, no cost approach to funding capital works and improvements
Hayley Porter-Aslet, Chief Operating Officer, Gen2 Property
Richard Tapply, Head of Estates and Development, Gen2 Property
13:15 Lunch break
13:45 Good Estates Management for Schools – a demonstration
• An introduction to the revised GEMS guidance – updated to be easier to use with new tools, resources and information
• Learn how you can save money, run safer schools and be more efficient
• Suitable if you’re starting to manage the estate strategically for the first time or improving what is already in place
Simon Lindsay, Stakeholder Manager, Department for Education
14:15 Procuring estates services: how the DfE approved framework can help you
Effective estate management is complex and challenging; in this session we will help you understand how the DfE approved NEPO3 framework can help support your project needs and get the best value for your school.
David Allen, Engagement & Outreach Lead, Department for Education
Catherine Kelsall, Schools engagement Lead, Department for Education
Michael Murray, Category Specialist, North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)
Paul Mander, Procurement Director, Bloom Procurement Services
14:45 Pupil capacity: the forgotten fundamental of of estates management?
Over recent years the subject of pupil capacity planning has been in focus nationally, with billions in capital funding invested over the last decade alone. It is clear the conversation around pupil capacity planning is at the forefront of education and in this session we pose the question, is pupil capacity the forgotten fundamental of estates management?
Jeremy Pilgrim, Managing Director, School Property Matters
15:30 When and how to involve the Secretary of State in any land transactions
Oliver Williams, Solicitor/Team Leader, Department for Education
Alistair Mackenzie-Ross, Legal Manager, Department for Education
Isabelle Wragg, Senior Case Worker, Department for Education
Charlotte Shevlin, Senior Case Worker, Department for Education
16:00 Climate change and the school estate
Hershil Patel, Head of Energy, Technical Standards, Department for Education
16:30 Panel debate and Q&A
The expert panel will debate subjects and issues raised during the conference and delegates will have a last chance to get answers on the questions which matter most to them.
Jaswinder Didially, Head of Service Education Infrastructure, Birmingham City Council
Lindsay Harris, Deputy Director, Capital Strategy and Intelligence, Department for Education
Nick James, Head of Public Administration, Education and Volunteering Sector, Health & Safety Executive
James Miller, National Director of Estates and Technology, Ormiston Academies Trust
17:00 (approx) Conference close
Speakers, agenda and times are subject to change