The Foundation for Education Development

The FED is dedicated to the belief that long-term strategic education planning is vital to the success of countries and their people.
In the spirit of collaboration, we provide an independent and neutral space for stakeholders to help shape the future of education.

Our work provides a platform for discussion, debate and solutions so that long-term local, regional, national and global challenges can be resolved.

Read our National Education Consultation Report and Technical Annex published in July 2022 that captured the work of the FED over the past 12-14 months.

Our
objectives.

  • We exist to support long-term planning in education systems that ensures every learner, no matter their background, receives the best possible education at every stage of their educational journey.
  • We believe that the foundations of an education system should be built on a cross sector approach which delivers for children, young people, and lifelong learners for the future prosperity of countries.

Our
approach.

Is based upon the following principles…

  • Education has a vitally important part to play in a country that is confident, optimistic and prosperous.
  • A cross-sector approach to developing and implementing education policy is the bedrock that will help shape an education system and its practice.
  • Education policy should serve the long-term interests of our countries and learners – it should be long-term, predicated on evidence and have cross-sector buy in.

FED National Education Consultation Reports

In 2023 we completed a 3-year consultation about the English Education System – the biggest qualitative consultation ever undertaken in one of the highest performing education systems in the world. In each of these years we published a separate National Education Consultation Report. These have come together to build a clear foundation for how England can take the next step in its evolution.

Our work in England is now focussed on implementing a new approach to strategic education planning:

  • Enabling the government to create a long-term plan for education which is evidence-based, fit-for-purpose and shaped by those with lived experience of the system.
  • A long-term plan that should be guided by an overarching mission which ensures every learner, no matter their background, receives the best possible education at every stage of their educational journey, and can flourish, contributing positively to healthy communities, our planet and a thriving economy.
  • One that should have shared ownership at its core, informed by a cross-section of stakeholders including learners, educators, parents/carers, businesses, politicians and researchers.
  • A plan that should properly reflect the country, understanding that one size does not fit all and be adaptable to the different needs of society, the economy and across the regions.


Read each of the FED National Education Consultation Reports here:

Who are the Foundation for Education Development?

The FED provides an independent and neutral space for discussion, debate and solution so that long-term local, regional, national and global challenges can be resolved.

Our Executive team, Board of trustees, Advisory councils, National & International Ambassadors’ group and Stakeholder councils are made up of individuals and organisations who support our belief that long-term strategic education planning is vital to the success of countries and their people.

Fed Space

FEDSpace – an online platform to discuss, debate and solve.

The Foundation for Education Development was established as a neutral space for stakeholders to help shape the future of education.

A virtual collaboration platform for discussion, debate and solution so that long-term local, regional, national and global challenges can be resolved.

We launched FEDSpace in 2020.  We are pleased to invite you to take part in our ongoing series of virtual roundtables.

News and
resources.

You will find information and resources related to our work, including summits, reports, FEDSpace events, thinkpieces and celebrations.

Latest news

Pioneer The Way In Climate Education!

The Foundation for Education Development, Dame Rachel De Souza, The Children’s Commissioner, and Dame Alison Peacock, The Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, invite you to the online launch of The Climate & Sustainability Toolkit. Join us to hear from education experts and leaders and to explore together...

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Spotlight on … Penelope Harrison – FED Learners Council

We are delighted to be able to put a spotlight on Penelope Harrison. Penelope, a member and previous co-chair of the FED Learners Council, shares her reflections and involvement with the Foundation for Education Development and their journey to date. Our stakeholder councils play a pivotal role in our thinking...

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Spotlight on … Victor Sosanya – FED Learners Council

We are delighted to be able to put a spotlight on Victor Sosanya. Victor, a member of the FED Learners Council, shares his reflections and involvement with the Foundation for Education Development and their journey to date. Our stakeholder councils play a pivotal role in our thinking as we develop...

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Human flourishing in an AI world

Free breakfast seminar with Michael Stevenson (OECD) We are delighted to be in partnership with Hays Education, hosting a series of free breakfast seminars, bringing together thought leaders and education leaders up and down the country to explore our most pressing education issues; and what the possibilities are with a longer-term...

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Supporters, Partners
and Sponsors

Our work is powered by an extensive list of supporters, partners and sponsors form across the globe.
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How can you
support us?

The FED is dedicated to the belief that long-term strategic education planning is vital to the success of countries and their people.

We believe that a thoughtful, sustainable, long-term approach to the education of countries’ learners can unlock the talent to drive economies and societies. Our work in England is focussed on implementing a new approach to strategic education planning that can be used to drive improvement across many countries around the globe.

If you want to support us in our work you can do so:

  • By joining one of our many events and round table discussions;
  • By giving us your views on our work so far;
  • By helping to promote the vision and mission of the FED;
  • By signing up for our weekly newsletter;
  • By following us on Twitter and LinkedIn;
  • By amplifying the work of the FED as a supporter, partner or sponsor across your networks.