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 this timely instalment with David Gallagher, FED Council Member and CEO of NCFE, a leading educational charity, with business operations in Awarding, Assessment and Learning Technologies and Resources.
David talks about his own experience of education and how these formative years drive him to ensure that education works for everybody. David talks about a range of issues including apprenticeships, privilege, and knowledge and skills, with a fantastic example of a doctor to help us see this topic more clearly. David is passionate about the role education has at all stages in someone’s life and that it is ‘never too late to make someone’s life the best it can be’. David also thinks back to the advice he wished he had received earlier in his education, not about ‘what he wanted to do, but who he wanted to be’.