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Education Policy – What will we be talking about in 2022?

As we move into the second year of our work at the Foundation for Education Development (@FEDeducation) and following the launch of the FED National Education Consultation Report, we hosted a roundtable discussion seeking to answer the theme ‘Education Policy – What will we be talking about in 2022? Between commissions, manifestos and national reports, there will be a great deal of challenging and new thinking in 2022.’

Building an Education Curriculum for a NetZero Future – Ensuring future generations learn about Climate Change

As we move into the second year of our work at the Foundation for Education Development (@FEDeducation) and following the launch of the FED National Education Consultation Report, we hosted a roundtable discussion seeking to answer the theme ‘Building an Education Curriculum for a NetZero Future – Ensuring future generations learn about Climate Change.’

Exploring the different approaches to levelling up and place-based strategies to generate and sustain educational excellence

Leading locally: partnering regionally: impacting nationally, excelling globally: five premises and five characteristics  Dr Ann Limb CBE, a FED Ambassador, Independent Chair of the UK Innovation Corridor amongst many other roles, challenges us with the thought that ‘notions of place are bounded only by the limitations of our imagination’:

I believe education in England is having a Net Zero by 2030 moment

#NetZero by 2030: Can we ever agree on purpose and vision?  In this think piece, Professor Fiona Forbes, a FED Trustee, the CEO and founder of ConfigurED – an education transformation consultancy eco-system with a specific focus on school leadership, argues that ‘England is having a Net Zero by 2030 for education’:

Equality, equity, accessibility, and inclusion: Placing everyone at the heart of education re-imagining

Professor Anne Bamford OBE, a FED Council Member and Strategic Director of Education and Skills for the City of London challenges and invites us to think about how we place 'everyone' at the heart of education, specifically as this is the first word in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

We need to build flexibility, agility and resilience into shaping a long-term vision and plan for education

Patrick Wall, a FED Trustee and the founder of edpol.net, argues that interdependency with the system adds to the complexity and asks us to consider, who’s evidence and input does the systems need to use to shape a long-term vision and plan for education?

Education Secretary speech to FED National Education Summit

@GavinWilliamson addresses the Foundation for Education Development (@FEDeducation) National Education Summit #FEDNES on education and building forward together:

Connectivity and Cooperation: Bringing about genuine change, with education as a driver of social mobility

Neil Birch reflects on the lessons he gained from participating in FED’s virtual roundtables: 

A whole society project: The importance of establishing a vision that is ‘more than education’

5 out of 5: Five reflections on what I’ve learned from participating in the five FED virtual round table series by Dr. Ann Limb  Some might think FED is just a ‘talking shop’ – a range of experts gathered together to promulgate their latest research, ideas or opinions, and perorate about the state of education in contemporary Britain. They would be wrong.

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