The Foundation for Education Development 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.
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.
We began our year of consultation in December 2019 with two meetings at St George’s House, Windsor Castle. We gathered some 60 influencers from the worlds of education and beyond who helped us create our five starting points for discussion.
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 have been taking place throughout 2020 and will continue into 2021.
Our 12 month National Consultation report will be published in 2021. We will address some key issues for the report at our National Education Summit which takes place on 1st – 4th March.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our work has started so strongly. Our 12 month consultation report is an important step that will enable us to progress towards a long term approach to education.
Together we have the potential to dramatically alter the future course of our children’s lives for the better, and in turn the future of our country’s social and economic fabric. We hope you can see the value in helping us to power our work – through sponsorship, partnership or support in kind. We must maintain our momentum.
Save the date! Our 12-month National Consultation Report will be published as part of our National Education Summit that week 1st – 4th March 2021.
There are range of opportunities, round tables and events that you could become involved in to help shape our thinking in the crucial 24 months ahead.
If you would like to become more involved and feed into our consultation process to amplify the key issues we are discussing please contact us.
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.