Key Speakers Announced for FED National Education Summit 2022 – Widening the lens: Insights, Challenges and Possibilities.

Key Speakers Announced For Fed National Education Summit 2022 Widening The Lens Insights Challenges And Possibilities

Monday 11th July– Tuesday 12th July

The Foundation for Education’s (FED) two-day summit in July will take a series of different lenses to long term education thinking. We ask some key politicians about building cross-party consensus as we suggest some new approaches that will make it easier to move away from stale arguments about structures and concentrate instead on education as a catalyst for genuine levelling up and community growth. We will challenge some assumptions about purpose and practice and deep dive into why some policies succeed whereas others fall at the last hurdle. An overview of the two day summit is outlined below.

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Day 1 – Possibilities

A different politics? Building cross party consensus 

A different language? Defining the purposes of a 21st century education.

Brighter Times Ahead? Six foundation stones for a more hopeful future for education

Reflections: 3 Former Permanent Secretaries at the Department for Education reflect on policy, practice and unintended consequences

Education and skills: coherence and connectedness for the long-term

Levelling up: short term slogan or long term strategy? 

Day 2 – Insights and Challenges

Listening to the future: We listen a lot to the views of ‘young people’ but how do ideas become impactful policies?

Unmuting inclusion:  What we do (and don’t yet) know from the data and the results of a recent survey of parents, teachers and students.

How do we build better futures for Alternative Provision students and care leavers?

Future Fit? What vision lies behind the idea of a long-term plan?

Challenging perspectives – learning to think globally

Creative chaos? A case study on the impact of constantly changing policy.

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Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP – Secretary of State for Education

Our speakers include:      

Sally Bacon OBE – Board Director of FrameWorks UK

Mohammed Alam Begi – Co-Chair of the FED Learners Council

Lord Michael G Bichard – Permanent secretary at the DfE 1995-2001

Professor Sonia Blandford – Professor of Social Mobility Plymouth Marjon University

Dr Steven Berryman – Director (Arts, Culture & Community) at Odyssey Trust for Education and President-elect of Chartered College of Teaching

Natalie Day – Head of Strategy & Policy Insight Sheffield Hallam University

Kirstie Donnelly MBE – CEO City & Guilds

Laila Duabies – Education & Life Skills Lead at World Vision JWG World Vision

Natascha Engel – Chief Executive Policy Connect

Serdar Ferit – Co-Founder & CEO Lyfta

Professor Fiona Forbes – CEO and founder ConfigurED

David Gallagher FIEP – CEO NCFE

Valerie Hannon – The co-founder of both Innovation Unit and of the Global Education Leaders

Adam Hawkbee – Deputy Director Onward

David Hughes CBE – CEO Association of Colleges

Nasreen Hussein – Head of SENDIASS Birmingham City Council

Shaun Odili – Member of the FED Learner Council

Branwen Jeffreys – Education Editor BBC

Larissa Kennedy – National President at the National Union of Students

Hannah Kirkbride – CEO Career Matters

Dame Ann Limb DBE DL FRSA – Chair UK Innovation Corridor

Jo Malone – Executive Team Member FED

Claire Madzura – Co-chair FED Learners Council

Dr Anne Murdoch OBE – Senior Advisor, College Leadership, ASCL

Sir David Normington G.C.B – Permanent secretary at the DfE 2001-2005

Jacqui O’Hanlon MBE – Director of Learning Royal Shakespeare Company

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

Laura-Jane Rawlings – CEO Youth Employment UK

Tony Ryan MIET FRSA – Chief Executive Officer Design and Technology Association

Dennis Simms – IntegratED Hub Lead / Senior Researcher Centre for Social Justice

Noah Sobe – Senior Project Officer UNESCO

Michael Stevenson – Senior Advisor PISA OECD

Jonathon Slater – Permanent secretary at the DfE 2016-2020

Paul Swinney – Director of Policy and Research Centre for Cities

Emily Sun – Co-Centre Lead Place Matters

Ellen Thinnesen OBE – Chief Executive Education Partnership North East

Professor Mick Waters –former Director of Curriculum at QCA

Karen Wespieser MBE – Chief Operating Officer Education Intelligence

Rt Hon Munira Wilson MP – Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education

Roger Wilson – Director of Operations Black Lives in Music

Caroline Wright – Director General BESA

Aliyah Irabor-York – Founder Pupil Power

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