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Here you’ll find all the latest news articles, Foundation for Education Development resources, features, blogs, videos and podcasts in fact everything that you need to learn about the fantastic work that we do. You will also find all the resources related to the celebrations of 150 years of universal state education. Search our news and resources here.

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Looking Back Moving Forward A History Of Social Mobility

Looking Back, Moving Forward. A history of social mobility

Our tag line for the 150th Anniversary of universal state education in this country is ‘ looking back, moving forward.’ Our ongoing series of Fedspace roundtables are all about looking forward as part of the FED 12-month consultation on a long term vision and plan

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Lamide Odayne

A generation could be left behind

The FED are working across sectors and in partnership with all those concerned with the future of education in this country to support the development of a long term vision and plan for education. This week saw the launch of the Power of Youth Campaign,

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Take Learning To The People A New Report From City Amp Guilds Warns That A Top Down Approach To Recovery Puts The Uk Economy At Risk And Calls For Increased Devolution To Address Challenges That Lie Ahead

Take learning to the people – A new report from City & Guilds warns that a top down approach to recovery puts the UK economy at risk and calls for increased devolution to address challenges that lie ahead

We have been working closely with our core partner City & Guilds Group to create opportunities to further our 12 month FED National Consultation on a long term vision for education. Their recent report ‘Act Now to get Britain Working Again’ highlights a recurring theme

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Primary Education Looking Back Moving Forward

Primary Education – ‘Looking Back, Moving Forward.’

Our ongoing series of Fedspace roundtables are all about looking forward as part of the FED 12-month consultation on a long term vision and plan for education. To set the context for our next round table on the theme of ‘Primary education – looking back to move

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Levelling Up From Rhetoric To Reality

Levelling up: From rhetoric to reality

Presented by the Chief Executive of the Federation of Awarding Bodies, Tom Bewick, #SkillsWorldLive is a radio show that builds on the popular #SkillsWorld podcast series, where Tom interviews leading figures shaping the post-compulsory education and skills systems, including apprenticeships in the UK, and across the world. The

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The College Of The Future

The College of the Future – UK-Wide Final Report

The FED welcomes this excellent, cogently argued and eminently practical report by the Independent Commission on the College of the Future, in particular the idea of the need for a longer-term strategy, central also to our aims. The Commissioners, chaired by Sir Ian Diamond, held

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Sam Twiselton

Teacher workforce development is not a ‘quick fix’

Professor Sam Twiselton OBE is one of the most influential voices in teacher education. She is Director of Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University. Sam is a member of the FED’s Advisory Council and has been involved in a number of FED events. In

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Fed Council Member Ndidi Okezie Is Awarded An Obe

FED council member Ndidi Okezie is awarded an OBE

Ndidi Okezie, FED council member, has successfully been awarded an OBE at The 2020 Queens Honours. This recognition comes off the back of her dedication to providing services to young people across the country following  the outbreak of Covid-19. We want to wish her congratulations,

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Paul Drechsler Cbe

Education – Whose business is it?

The FED are keen to work across sectors and in partnership with all those concerned with the future of education in this country. London First is one of the most significant organisations in London to facilitate dialogue between central and local government and the business community.  A

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Carl Ward 039 In Conversation With 039 Michael Gove

Carl Ward ‘in conversation with’ Michael Gove

Carl Ward ‘in conversation with’…… Michael Gove. Our most recent event to celebrate the anniversary of 150 years of state education saw 12 former secretaries of State come together to discuss the past successes of education, the unintended consequences of past policy and to envision

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Social Neil Birch

Further Thoughts on the FED Round Tables

In this blog, Neil Birch reflects on the lessons he gained from participating in FED’s virtual roundtables in June. Neil has many roles, including Chair of the National Board of the Schools Cooperative Society and Cooperative Schools Network, the Executive Headteacher of The Beacon Folkestone,

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Education And Lifelong Learning

FED150 – Education and Lifelong Learning

The FED exists to promote a long-term vision and plan for education in England. In the spirit of partnership, we provide a neutral space for policy influencers from education, business, politics and beyond to shape the future. Only through long term planning, can we fully

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Fed150 Ten Characters Who Shaped A School System

FED150 – Ten characters who shaped a school system

As we Launch a year of celebration to mark the 150th Anniversary of  State Education in England with a theme of ‘Looking Back – Moving Forward’, FED are delighted to publish a remarkable look back at some of the key figures who have influenced our

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