The National Consultation Report from the Foundation for Education Development 2022
This second National Consultation Report from the Foundation for Education Development (the FED) aims to summarise the ongoing consultation and conclusions that practitioners and stakeholders from across the sector are drawing. Undertaken through a single, unified lens, the FED has continued to examine how long-term planning in our education system can benefit learners and the country and, critically, how such an approach could solve the bigger challenges that we always seem to tweak around the edges but never get under the skin of.
This blueprint explores the structures and governance of a long-term strategic planning framework, including its potential scope, mechanisms for policy development, processes and approaches. The scope of the blueprint is wide. The exploration of the “where” and the “how” is only helpful if it fully recognises governmental primacy and political reality. It recognises the “messy nature” of some policy-making and the inevitable pressure on governments to deliver.