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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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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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Watch the Andreas Schleicher Webinar

Now available to view online, a recording of our recent webinar featuring Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the OECD in conversation with Dr Karen Edge. If you weren’t able to make this well attended event, here’s your chance to see Andreas outlining his

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Podcast

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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Looking Back Update

Looking Back – Moving Forward

Monday 14th September 1000 AM – 1200  noon. The FED is promoting celebrations to mark the150th Anniversary of state education. On 14th September 2020 the FED will launch the year of celebration with an online broadcast in collaboration with Browne Jacobson and NCFE. The Secretary

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FED celebrations planned to mark 150 years of State Education

Plans are under way to mark the 150th Anniversary of the introduction of state education in 1870. From September 2020, FED will be coordinating and planning a number of activities and opportunities to participate and engage with a wide range of voices, reflecting the diversity

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Andreas Schleicher

A conversation with Andreas Schleicher

Andreas Schleicher – Director for Education and Skills OECD Friday July 17th  10.00 – 11.30 On Friday July 17th the FED will host Andreas Schleicher Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills at the OECD for an open conversation and discussion.  For further information

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New Directors

Two new directors join Fed board

We are delighted to welcome two new directors to the Board of the FED. As our work develops, and as a neutral space to promote a long term plan for education, we are working to increase the range of our active supporters on both our

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Fed launches new series of virtual consultations

In FedSpace that we will be hosting a series of exciting online forums and events as part of our invitation to shape consultation round tables. Follow the link and register for our series of weekly events which starting on Tuesday 9th June 2020. Visit FedSpace…

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All Attendees At Fed Launch Web

Launch of Foundation for Education Development (FED)

Note : After a further successful consultation in February 2020, the Covid 19 emergency has meant our continuing conversations are now being held as a series for virtual round table discussions. To catch up on the ones you may have missed, head to our News

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