Following the Council decision to establish a new Additional Support Needs school in Kirkintilloch to replace Merkland & Campsie View School, we have begun detailed design and planning work for the new school. It is expected the school will be opened in school session 2022/23.
The design team will work on a detailed building design with consultation with stakeholders.
At a meeting on 12 September 2019, the presentation below was presented to the parents of both schools.
Nominations for members of the Interim Parent Council close on Friday 20 September. Once nominations are received, then a vote will be performed by the parents to select members of the Interim Parent Council.
|ASN Workshop 1||Wednesday 2 October 2019||3pm to 8pm - Merkland School|
|ASN Workshop 2||Wednesday 23 October 2019||3pm to 8pm - Campsie View School|
|ASN Final Workshop||Wednesday 13 November 2019||3pm to 8pm - Merkland School|
|ASN Workshop||Wednesday 11 December 2019||6.30pm - Merkland School|
The link below will give the pre consultation documents:
2 October 2019 - Workshop
The Interim Parent Council of the new ASN school met on Wednesday 2nd October in Merkland School to participate in a workshop with the Design Architects. This session we focused on:
Understanding the key adjacencies, key accommodation features, an interactive workshop on the classroom clusters and discussed what will be covered over the future scheduled workshops. Below is the presentation and some photos of the output of the interactive workshop. These are not finalised, but examples of the work the Interim Parent Council have undertaken.
View workshop presentation
23 October 2019 - Workshop
13 November 2019 - Workshop
This workshop focused on the classroom design and sizes. It also showed a high level plan of a potential school lay out. This is plan draft and subject to change. During the workshop, we performed a walk round different classrooms in Merkland showing the potential sizes for each of the rooms. As all the workshops, this was interactive with the staff and the Interim Parent Council.
11 December 2019 - Workshop
During this workshop we discussed the layout following on from the November workshop, highlighting areas that had changed in the layout, which was performed following feedback from staff and the Interim Parent Council. Some 3D sketches of how certain areas of the school could look like. Again this is all draft and subject to change. We also had a 'Red Pen Session' which allowed the Staff to and Interim Parent Council to highlight areas that they liked and also areas that they feel should change. These have been taken on board and will be fed back at the final workshop in February 2020.