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FABIAN EDUCATION POLICY GROUP

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The Fabian Education Policy Group  provides a unique opportunity to engage  with key educational research world-wide. Our aim is to assist in developing an  excellent  education service based on what children need , and informed by equity and  social justice.

From the influence of Sidney and Beatrice Webb and the early Fabians on the Education act of 1902  to the progressive ideas influencing policy  over the decades; Fabian values of  greater equality of opportunity within a tolerant and active democracy provide a real opportunity for informed ,safe , rational debate  about the future of education. Join us.

We are delighted to say TIm Brighouse joins us for our June 2022 meeting. He has just written a book entitled 'about our schools -improving on previous best'
Tim was the Schools' Commissioner for London between 2002–2007, where he led the London  Challenge

Volunteers Packing Food

FABIAN EDUCATION POLICY GROUP

Make a Difference Today

The Fabian Education Policy Group  provides a unique opportunity to engage  with key educational research world-wide. Our aim is to assist in developing an  excellent  education service based on what children need , and informed by equity and  social justice.

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HOUSE OF COMMONS/WEBINAR
DISCUSSIONS

Meetings and webinars with key practitioners, politicians academics and educational research fellows.

At Fabian Education Policy Group, we are dedicated to providing a forum for informed discussion and debate with key politicians, practitioners and colleagues in educational research. These events ( Face to face or online) are very well attended and a summation of key points is distributed later to a variety of organisations and political bodies.

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WRITING: BLUESKY DOCUMENT,BLOGS AND  JOURNAL ARTICLES

Evidence based research and ideas.

We are fortunate to have considerable educational expertise and knowledge within our  group. All stakeholders within the educational arena are encouraged to write blogs  for us to express their views. These are published on our blog site. 
Longer articles are published on our  Journal tab. We have a more fleshed out Bluesky document and a newer Urgent Priorities/Future plans document that we regularly update and amend in relation to the inputs we hear and discuss. They are posted on  our member's area.

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LIAISON WITH THE SHADOW TEAM AND  OTHER PROGRESSIVE GROUPS/CAMPAIGNS

Coordinating,discussing and advising/joining our working groups.

We set up regular meetings with the shadow education team and discuss our thinking and work  with them.  We strive to find new strategies for dealing with the challenge of improving Education. We liaise with a variety of other left leaning progressive groups and educational campaigns so we pool as many ideas and strategies as possible to inform our thinking. As a member you will have the opportunity to join specific educational working groups depending on your interests

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"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"

William James

November 2021 FEPG meeting

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In our November FEPG meeting then shadow minister for schools, Peter Kyle, addressed us and took questions on a range of topics.  Please log into the member's  area and

see the minutes of this very valuable opportunity to listen to a rising star of the Labour party. By the end of the session he had been promoted to shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland. 

A small group of Fabian Education Group members met with Helen Hayes MP on the afternoon of Monday 28th February. Helen is the Shadow Secretary of State for Children and Families. Core issues in her remit include SEND, early years provision, and alternative provision. The discussion covered topics ranging from inclusion matters; the needs of disabled children; Education, Health and Care Plans; knowledge sharing among teaching professionals in SEND and Early Years; and initiatives set up under the previous Labour government that could be recommissioned under a new Labour administration.

Lessons from lockdown.

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Lessons in lockdown explores the impact of COVID-19 on our schooling systems,on the young people and families they serve and all who work in-and with-our schools.

Written by Tony Breslin FEPG member.

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Colleagues from FEPG met Wes Streeting the  former  shadow secretary of state for education in 2021  to discuss a number of issues around Secondary Education. Minutes of these meetings  are found on our member's area. Log in to access.

Education System Design

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This book highlights decisions governments have to make about their public education systems, the options they have before them and the consequences of their decisions.

Edited by FEPG members: Brian Hudson,Marilyn Leask and Sarah Younie.

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Colleagues from FEPG met Kate Green , Shadow Secretary of State for Education on a variety of occasions in 2021 to discuss a variety of potential educational   policy offers. We wrote a document- Urgent plans-Future Priorities to frame these  discussions.The document and the minutes of the meetings are on our members' site. Login to access.

Is the Schools White Paper enough to support education? | Bridget Phillipson

Is the Schools White Paper enough to support education? | Bridget Phillipson

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CONTACT FABIAN EDUCATION POLICY GROUP

61 Petty France, London,SW1H 9EU

Brian Matthews Chair 01206 299 423 or 07952478516

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