Articles from Edge Foundation

Edge report concludes that FE has opportunity to redefine itself and negotiate a new government funding deal to secure its future

According to Our Plan for FE, a report published by the @ukEdge today, 21st April 2020, Further Education (FE) has a golden opportunity to secure a key role in the country’s future. Against a backdrop of a changing economy, growing skills shortages, Brexit and now the corona crisis, the FE sector urgently needs to define a clear and positive way forward following a period of policy confusion and inconsistency. Now is the time for this to happen.

Excelsior Academy pupils impress HRH The Duke of Kent with project showcase exhibition

#EducationChallenge @ExcelsiorAcad pupils impress @ukEdge Foundation Royal Patron HRH The Duke of Kent with project showcase exhibition @NorthEastLEP As part of a two day visit to the North East, HRH The Duke of Kent, met students and teachers from Excelsior Academy at a showcase exhibition in his capacity as Royal Patron of the Edge Foundation.

Edge Foundation appoints new Head of Communications

Edge Foundation, the independent charity that champions a broad and balanced approach to education, announces that Susan Higgins will join the organisation to lead on communications.

Localism key to addressing skills shortage crisis

Education policy and industrial strategy needs to be better aligned at a local level, the Chair of education charity the Edge Foundation will say today (12 Nov), at an event at Liverpool Town Hall to launch its latest report on skills shortages.

Access to a broader curriculum at a younger age crucial for Apprenticeship and #TLevel success

If you’ve seen the television advertisements exhorting us to Fire It Up, you would imagine UK plc is thriving with young apprentices, leaping out of bed at 6am, crackling with confidence and ambition. The £2.5million DfE campaign is designed to position apprenticeships as ‘cool’; the positive choice of the independently minded and entrepreneurial youngster who doesn’t follow the herd to uni, but electrifies the workplace with the blue lightning sparking off their shoulders.