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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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Our latest Podcast now available

Hear Carl Ward, founder and Chair of the Foundation for Education Development (FED) in conversation with Nick MacKenzie, an education lawyer and partner at Browne Jacobson LLP discussing how a long-term education vision and plan can best serve the needs of our country and its

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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 ‘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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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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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

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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