David Harkin: ‘When Toby turns 18 – My hopes for the future of education’

The FED are working across sectors and in partnership with all those concerned with the future of education in this country to support the development of a long term vision and plan for education. We are delighted to share the blog by David Harkin, CEO of 8billionideas whose mission it is to give ‘every child […]

A generation could be left behind

The FED are working across sectors and in partnership with all those concerned with the future of education in this country to support the development of a long term vision and plan for education. This week saw the launch of the Power of Youth Campaign, led by #iwill, a nationwide collaborative effort aiming to recognise […]

Working together to address the big challenges in education and skills

FED collaboration with NCFE on challenges in FE “Young people leaving education may find it harder than ever to compete for their first job; and we have needed to quickly adapt the way we teach and assess. At NCFE, we believe that if we are to overcome these challenges, we must collaborate.”  David Gallagher CEO […]

Teacher workforce development is not a ‘quick fix’

Professor Sam Twiselton 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FED150 – 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 […]

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)  […]