The Foundation for Education Development

The FED is dedicated to promoting a long-term vision and framework for education in England. In the spirit of partnership, we provide an independent and neutral space for policy influencers from education, business, politics and beyond to shape the future.

Our independent and neutral space for provides an opportunity for discussion and debate so that the long-term challenges we face can find long term solutions.

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 would like to see a long-term plan for education in England which ensures every learner, no matter their background, receives the best possible education at every stage of their educational journey.
  • We would like the foundations of our education system to be built on a cross sector approach which delivers for children, young people, and lifelong learners for the future prosperity of our country.

Our
approach.

Is based upon the following principles…

  • Education has a vitally important part to play in a future Britain that is confident, optimistic, and prosperous.
  • A cross-sector approach to developing and implementing education policy is the bedrock that will help shape our education system and practice.
  • Education policy should serve the long-term interests of our country and learners – it should be long-term, predicated on evidence and have cross-sector and cross-party buy in.
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FED National Consultation
Report April 2022

Our second National Education Consultation Report was launched on the 13th July 2022. The report summarises the biggest qualitative consultation of the English education system ever undertaken.

The FED’s work has focused into delving into the priorities identified in phase one, namely:

  1. Establishing a vision, purpose and a stream of objectives for a long-term plan for education.
  2. Considering the system architecture and governance arrangements required to achieve it
  3. Understanding place based approaches to better connect regional and national objectives
  4. Embedding equity and inclusion to ensure that everybody benefits and succeeds within our education system


A long-term vision and corresponding strategic planning framework for education could help to embed some of these themes and solutions. The National Education Consultation Report Technical Annex explores how government can develop strategic approaches in education so that our country can more effectively tackle the big challenges.

Who are the Foundation for Education Development?

The FED provides an independent and neutral space for discussion and debate so that the long-term challenges we face can find long term solutions.

Our board of trustees, extensive advisory council, national ambassadors’ group and stakeholder councils are made up of individuals and organisations who support our work to promote a long-term vision and plan for education in this country. 

Fed Space

FedSpace is a neutral space for ongoing discussion and continuing debate about the need for a long-term plan for education. Many thousands of individuals and organisations from all sectors – Education (Schools, FE and HE), business, public sector and not for profit organisations have attended FEDSpace events and engaged in our national consultation.

You can find information on our past events as well as details of all of our forthcoming events and round table discussions by following the link below

News and
resources.

You will also find information and resources related to our plans for FED150 – the celebrations of 150 years of universal state education.

Latest news

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As part of our The Foundation for Education Development’s Climate Change & Sustainability Steering Group Workshop, we asked members of the Steering Group and FED Learners Council to share their reflections on the 24 consultation on the discussion. In this think piece, Christine Özden, Global Director, Climate Education, at Cambridge...

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Stakeholder Council Member Reflections

The Foundation for Education Development’s vision is informed by hundreds of hours of consultation with hundreds of stakeholders across hundreds of events which has delivered a consistent message: we need a long-term strategy and plan for education in England in order to deliver a system which leads to better outcomes...

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Workstream Member Reflections

The Foundation for Education Development’s vision is informed by hundreds of hours of consultation with hundreds of stakeholders across hundreds of events which has delivered a consistent message: we need a long-term strategy and plan for education in England in order to deliver a system which leads to better outcomes...

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Supporters, Partners
and Sponsors

We believe our objective to achieve a long-term vision and plan for education in this country is a realistic one, but it is also ambitious. We are clear that we couldn’t achieve this aim without the help and guidance from our current supporters, partners and sponsors. Their commitment to the project is greatly appreciated by all of our trustees and Council members and we thank them for their valuable contribution.

We continue to seek partnerships and support to maintain our work, and to develop relationships with a range of organisations who wish to join with us.

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British Educational Suppliers Association

How
can you
support
us?

How can you
support us?

The FED is dedicated to promoting a long-term vision and framework for education in England. It is time to take education policy away from political short termism and create a thoughtful, sustainable, long term approach to the education of our country’s children and young people. Only by doing this can we build a positive, thriving, economically robust and morally driven future.

We hope you will support us in this endeavour:

  • By joining one of our 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 amplifying the work of the FED as a supporter, partner or sponsor