Teacher workforce development is not a ‘quick fix’

Professor Sam Twistleton OBE is one of the most influential voices in teacher education. She is Director of Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University. Sam is a member of the FED’s Advisory Council and has been involved in a number of FED events. In this blog written for the FED Sam highlights the fact […]

FED council member Ndidi Okezie is awarded an OBE

Ndidi Okezie, FED council member, has successfully been awarded an OBE at The 2020 Queens Honours. This recognition comes off the back of her dedication to providing services to young people across the country following  the outbreak of Covid-19. We want to wish her congratulations, and to say thank you for all of the hard […]

Education – Whose business is it?

The FED are keen to work across sectors and in partnership with all those concerned with the future of education in this country. London First is one of the most significant organisations in London to facilitate dialogue between central and local government and the business community.  A recent FED / London First round table event featuring Baroness […]

Carl Ward ‘in conversation with’ Michael Gove

Carl Ward ‘in conversation with’…… Michael Gove. Our most recent event to celebrate the anniversary of 150 years of state education saw 12 former secretaries of State come together to discuss the past successes of education, the unintended consequences of past policy and to envision what it is that still needs to be done. Michael […]

‘Lets Get Britain Working Again’ City & Guilds Webinar

Information on City & Guilds Webinar – 2 November 2020 Issues surrounding the shape of a future workforce and the challenges of delivering appropriate skills are a key area of the 12 month consultation being run by the FED as part of our work to develop a long term plan and vision for Education. Many […]

Further Thoughts on the FED Round Tables

In this blog, Neil Birch reflects on the lessons he gained from participating in FED’s virtual roundtables in June. Neil has many roles, including Chair of the National Board of the Schools Cooperative Society and Cooperative Schools Network, the Executive Headteacher of The Beacon Folkestone, Lead Professional of KsENT, (Kent SEN Trust), a cooperative trust […]

Education and Lifelong Learning

The FED exists to promote a long-term vision and plan for education in England. In the spirit of partnership, we provide a neutral space for policy influencers from education, business, politics and beyond to shape the future. Only through long term planning, can we fully empower future generations and unlock the country’s potential. This increasingly […]

‘Lessons Learned’ – The reflection of 12 former Secretaries of State

Our most recent event saw 12 former secretaries of State come together to discuss the past successes of education, the unintended consequences of past policy and envisioned what it is that still needs to be done, hosted by BBC Education Editor Branwen Jeffreys. If you missed this event, you can now catch up HERE. To […]

The Launch of FED150 – ‘Looking Back, Moving Forward’

If you missed our first event in celebration of 150 Years of State Education that went live on September 14th, you can now catch up HERE. Hosted by Carl Ward, Chair of the FED, listen to Rt. Hon. Gavin Williamson – Secretary of State for Education, Sir Michael Barber, Lord Karan Bilimoria, Dame Julia Cleverdon, […]

How one attendee sees the benefits of attending FED round table consultations.

In this blog Dr Ann Limb CBE DL Chair of the UK Innovation Corridor reflects on the lessons she gained from participating in FED’s virtual roundtables in June. 7 The FED are now offering the opportunity to attend series 2 of our roundtable discussions. From next week we will be running events (Tuesdays at 10)  […]