Fostering Partnerships for Immersive Experiences

The Foundation for Education Development (FED) are delighted to share a thinkpiece by Evonne Bixter, Head of Engagement for Shakespeare North Playhouse. The Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot, Merseyside, in the north of England is a cultural and educational venue that opened in 2022. The development includes a 420-seat main auditorium, a modern studio space, outdoor performance garden, […]

Education in England needs a ‘re-set’ – a practitioners’ view and a call for action

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The Foundation for Education Development (FED) are delighted to share this thinkpiece by Tom Clark CBE, Dame Kathy August and Tony Mackay (Centre for Strategic Education, Melbourne, Australia). On reading this they ask to consider the following – Please note we invite a bi-partisan approach. We want the core of good education policy to be jointly owned […]

What we learnt from Skills Builder Partnership’s Essential Skills Tracker 2023 research


Tom Ravenscroft, FED Ambassador and Founder and CEO of the Skills Builder Partnership, shares their recent findings titled ‘What we learnt from Skills Builder Partnership’s Essential Skills Tracker 2023 research’. New findings in the Essential Skills Tracker 2023 from Skills Builder, in partnership with CIPD, Edge Foundation and KPMG, reveals that essential skills are a […]

Key Speakers Announced FED National Education Summit 2023

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Shaping our education system for the next decade. A day to connect, reflect, and make your voice heard The Foundation for Education Development (FED) believes we need a ten-year plan for education. Constant short term, politically driven changes simply add stress and confusion to a system whose deep-seated problems need long term solutions. Our third […]

Al Kingsley ‘In Conversation With’ Carl Ward

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To help us think about what is needed to create a long-term vision and plan for education in England, Carl Ward (FED Chair), hosts a series of ‘In Conversation With’ videos with significant influential individuals to help move our thinking forward. This week we are delighted to present our latest instalment with FED Council Member […]

Lessons Learned – In conversation with Sir Michael Barber & Laura McInerney

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The Foundation for Education Development (FED) is delighted to present ‘Lessons Learned’. Carl Ward, Chair of the FED, welcomes Laura McInerney and Sir Michael Barber in conversation about the characters who shaped our education system. This conversation has come about following the celebration of 150 years of state education. To celebrate this milestone Sir Michael […]

FedSpace Roundtable – ‘What is creativity and why does it matter’

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As we move into the second year of our work at the Foundation for Education Development (FED) and following the launch of the FED National Education Consultation Report, we hosted a roundtable discussion seeking to answer the theme ‘What is creativity and why does it matter?’. The discussion centred on the Durham Commission on Creativity in […]