FED National Consultation Report – Building Forward Together

FED Report

On Monday 26th April 2021 the Foundation for Education Development (FED) launched the FED National Consultation Report at an all-party ‘virtual’ reception at the Houses of Parliament, hosted by Baroness Nicky Morgan of Cotes and Baron Jim Knight of Weymouth. We are delighted to also hear from Carl Ward, Chair of the FED, the Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Chair Commons Select Committee for Education, the Rt Hon Wes Stressing MP, Shadow Schools Minister, the Rt Hon Daisy Cooper MP, Education spokesperson, Liberal Democrats and Sir Kevan Collins, Education Recovery Commissioner.

During the last 14 months, the FED has conducted the widest qualitative national consultation of England’s Education system ever held. This short report makes the case for education to be one of the key driving forces for the long-term economic and social success of England. From our consultations, the report identifies four key workstreams that can be used to build a long-term vision and plan for education. These will be organised into the following:

Workstream 1 – To develop a vision, purpose and objectives for at least a 10-year plan.

Workstream 2 – To build a framework to develop and govern the plan.

Workstream 3 – To explore different approaches to levelling up and place-based strategies to generate and sustain educational excellence.

Workstream 4 – To identify the most effective frameworks for embedding equity and inclusion in our education system.

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