Widening the lens: Insights,  Challenges and Possibilities

Widening the lens: Insights, Challenges and Possibilities

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Widening the lens: Insights, Challenges and Possibilities

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The Foundation for Education's (FED) two-day summit in July will take a series of different lenses to long term education thinking. We will ask some key politicians about building cross-party consensus as we suggest some new approaches that will make it easier to move away from stale arguments about structures, and concentrate instead on education as a catalyst for genuine levelling up and community growth.

We will challenge some assumptions about purpose and practice and deep dive into why some policies succeed whereas others fall at the last hurdle.

What would it take to build cross-party consensus on education policy? How will we be talking about education in 20 years time? Levelling up – a genuine long-term plan?

Kirstie Donnelly MBE - Chief Executive Officer - City & Guilds, Michael Stevenson - Senior Advisor PISA - OECD, Noah Sobe - Senior Project Officer - UNESCO, Larissa Kennedy - National President at the National Union of Students, Nazrine Mannie – Executive Director - Global Apprenticeship Network, Branwen Jeffreys - Education Editor BBC, David Normington G.C.B - Permanent secretary at the DfE 2001-2005, Lord Michael G Bichard - Permanent secretary at the DfE 1995-2001, Jonathon Slater - Permanent secretary at the DfE 2016-2020, David Hughes CBE - CEO Association of Colleges, Lisa O’Loughlin - Principal at The Manchester College, Natalie Day - Head of Strategy & Policy Insight Sheffield Hallam University, Dame Ann Limb DBE DL FRSA - Chair Innovation Corridor, Paul Swinney - Director of Policy and Research Centre for Cities, Emily Sun - Co-Centre Lead Place Matters, Adam Hawkbee - Deputy Director at Onward, Professor Fiona Forbes - CEO and founder of ConfigurED, Laura-Jane Rawlings – CEO Youth Employment UK, Karen Wespieser MBE - Chief Operating Officer at Education Intelligence, Professor Sonia Blandford - Professor of Social Mobility, Plymouth Marjon University, Hannah Kirkbride - CEO Career Matters, Valerie Hannon - The co-founder of both Innovation Unit and of the Global Education Leaders, Jo Malone - Executive Team Member at FED, Serdar Ferit - Co-Founder & CEO at Lyfta, Jacqui O’Hanlon MBE - Director of Learning Royal Shakespeare Company, Tony Ryan MIET FRSA - Chief Executive Officer - Design and Technology Association, Roger Wilson - Director of Operations - Black Lives in Music, Dr Steven Berryman - Director (Arts, Culture & Community) at Odyssey Trust for Education and President-elect of Chartered College of Teaching, David Gallagher FIEP - CEO at NCFE, Mick Waters - former Director of Curriculum at QCA

As was the case last year, we have invited the Secretary of State for Education, The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP to provide the keynote address for our 2022 Summit.

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