Latest: FED Event to launch a Year of National Celebration for the 150th Anniversary for State Education

The FED Mission
and Vision

The FED is dedicated to promoting 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 debate the future.

Our Journey
so far…

At the start of our work we decided to create a 12-month consultation report as a vehicle to explore and understand the concepts surrounding a long-term vision and plan for education in England.

Within 3 months of the FED being established the pandemic hit and the very real impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the system has made our work even more important.


Working closely with government, business, education, and other stakeholders we created our ‘neutral space’ (FedSpace) so that major stakeholders in our system can come together to discuss how our education system can deliver for our children and young people, how we can tackle the needs of our economy, and how we can deliver on the challenges of Brexit and the impact of a world in flux.

Our series of virtual round tables have proved an excellent vehicle for gathering the views of stakeholders and interested parties. These are taking place throughout 2020 and will continue into early 2021.

The FED National
Consultation Report

Our 12-month National Consultation Report is due to be published on 1st March 2021. We will launch the report at our Education Policy Summit on that date – save the date.

It will be the first of its type that has ever been produced in England and be the largest qualitative consultation to date undertaken in the country on this topic. The report will be short in nature with a range of technical annexes that will be produced in 2021-22.

5 starting points for consultation

Starting point #1

We need a cross sector, long-term vision for education that empowers future generations and unlocks the country’s potential in a post Brexit, post Covid-19 world

Starting point #2

At regional and local level we need education to be a stronger catalyst for building economically successful communities with education, business and government becoming even more fully connected.

Starting point #3

The Covid19 crisis has impacted on our economy and our society. Education has a key role to play in helping our country rebuild and respond to the need for regeneration and employment.

Starting point #4

Learning from successful national and international interventions and approaches, in a creative and agile manner, is vital for our education system to continue to improve.

Starting point #5

Our education system requires agreement on a shared pathway, built on equity and trust. We must find a way for the whole system to embrace these values and this direction fully, if we are to level up world class outcomes for all children and young people.

The FED National
Consultation Report

We hope you can see the value in helping us to power our work – through sponsorship, partnership or indeed providing us with support in kind.

To progress and conclude the work we have started so strongly has the potential to dramatically alter the future course of all our children and in turn, the future of our country’s social and economic stability. We must maintain our momentum.

There are range of opportunities that you could become involved in to help support us in the crucial 24 months ahead.

We do hope you are able to join us and feed into our consultation process to amplify the key issues we are discussing. If you would like to join the debate in our future round table events, follow the link.

Thursday 17th September

Register for event

18.00 – 20.00

Fill in the form opposite to register your interest and we’ll send you a confirmation email of registration.

Please note, you will receive further information about how to attend the event closer to the time.

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