Key Speakers Announced FED National Education Summit 2023

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Shaping our education system for the next decade.

A day to connect, reflect, and make your voice heard

The Foundation for Education Development (FED) believes we need a ten-year plan for education. Constant short term, politically driven changes simply add stress and confusion to a system whose deep-seated problems need long term solutions.

Our third annual summit, hosted by the Centre for Educational Leadership at Liverpool John Moores University, is all about building the next decade in education strategy. With an election looming, it’s a vital time to hear and share ideas for positive, thoughtful, and practical change.

We invite you to be part of this event and to bring your experience and wisdom to help us shape the next ten years.

Join us and make your voice heard and book your place on June 20th here.

Our unique in person summit will consist of three elements:

  • Conference – keynotes and big panel sessions
  • Conversation – more intimate sessions with people in conversation
  • Consultations – responding to specific needs and ideas

You’ll have the opportunity to participate and have your voice heard in panel discussions and roundtable sessions focused on addressing some critical questions that include: 

  • What is the future for OFSTED?
  • How can we genuinely improve wellbeing across our education system?
  • How should we be training and supporting today and tomorrow’s education leaders?
  • Can place based approaches help build stronger and fairer communities?
  • Is AI really poised to change the face of learning?
  • Do we need a new Baccalaureate & Assessment system in schools and colleges?
  • What might long term intelligent policymaking look like?
  • Whose education system is it anyway?

Our key speakers include:

Sir Michael Barber -Founder of Delivery Associates

Sherry Coutu CBE – Founder and MD of Founders4Schools

Dr Karen Edge – Reader UCL Institute of Education

Nansi Ellis – Education policy expert

Natascha Engel – CEO Palace Yard Policy and Research Institute

David Gallagher – CEO NCFE

Parminder Singh Garcha – Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Valerie Hannon – Global Thought Leader

The Rt Hon Gillian Keegan MP – Secretary of State for Education (invited)

The Rt Hon Lord Jim Knight of Weymouth – Former Schools Minister

Hannah Kirkbride – CEO Career Matters 

Dame Ann Limb DBE DL – Chair City & Guilds

Anthony Mackay – Co-Chair of the Washington DC-based National Centre on Education and the Economy

Julian McRae – Director Engage Britain

Rajay Naik – CEO Skilled Education

Ndidi Okezie OBE – CEO UK Youth

Diana Osagie – Founder of Academy of Women’s Leadership

Professor Tanya Ovenden-Hope -Plymouth Marjon University

Holly Papworth – Senior Policy Manager, Public First

Natalie Perera – Chief Executive, Policy Institute

The Rt Hon Bridget Phillipson MP – Shadow Secretary of State for Education

James Pope – Founder HeadsUp4HTs

Liz Robinson – CEO Big Education

Steve Rotheram – Metro Mayor Liverpool City Region 

Ruth Slater – Centre for Educational Leadership, Liverpool John Moores University

Dennis Simms – Co-Chair, Heads Forward and CEO Simms Consulting 

Patrick Wall – Founder Edpol

Sir Michael Wilshaw – Former Chief of Ofsted

The Rt Hon Munira Wilson MP – Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education


Educators – 40% off ticket price – Use Code: FEDNES2023-EDUCATORS

Students – 80% off ticket price – Use Code: FEDNES2023-STUDENTS

Book your ticket here.


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