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.
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.
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