Use Your Parent Voice: Help Shape an Education System Fit for the Future

Calling for change in the way that education policy is made and governed in England. An introduction to the work of the Foundation for Education Development.

Date: Tuesday 28th November 2023

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Host: Siân Lewis, Parentkind

Panel: Carl Ward, Chair of the FED; Jo Malone, FED Executive member

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Siân Lewis, Parentkind

Siân Lewis is Head of Parent Participation at Parentkind, the network of PTA fundraisers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Parentkind represent parent voice and champion the role of parents in education, working with schools, parents and policy makers to support every child to thrive and reach their potential. Siân’s focus, through a suite of training, tools, information, advice, surveys, partnerships and resources, is to support schools to embed effective parental participation and parents to be involved and engaged in education and school life.

Jo Malone, FED Executive member

Jo is passionate about the transformative power of education and combatting inequalities across the system. She is an independent education consultant mainly working on education policy in the FED executive team. Jo has extensive global education experience, from her decade at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, as well as a solid understanding of the English education system.

For the FED Jo led the 2022 and 2023 national consultations and co-authored the subsequent reports. In addition, she leads the FED’s work on climate change & sustainability and its work with the OECD on Education for Human Flourishing.

Carl Ward, Chair of the FED

Carl is Chief Executive of the City Learning Trust; a 3 to 19 Academy Trust in Staffordshire. He is also Chair of the Foundation for Education Development (FED). He has regional, national and international experience in education strategy, leadership development and school to school improvement.


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