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 the ever-passionate David Harkin. David is a FED Council Member, an entrepreneur and the CEO of the award-winning education company 8billionideas which exists to give every student the skills and belief to change the world.
In this fascinating conversation, David talks about the need for a long-term vision and plan for education and references Winston Churchill who suggested that all decisions should be made with a 25 year lens and worked back from that end point. David reflects on the need for an evolution of the system, through accelerating incremental change and how there are great examples of innovation across the system. David reflects on some of the barriers to the evolution of the system and identifies three areas to help support this.