Welcome to the Edge Foundation

  • We celebrate success and showcase vocational excellence

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  • It's been 10 years since the Edge Foundation was formed. Take a look at some of our greatest moments

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  • Edge's manifesto ahead of the 2015 general election

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  • Edge is an independent education foundation, dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning.

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  • We work with policy-makers and opinion-formers so that we can take our message to the people who make the decisions

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  • Working with a number of organisations who share our belief in the importance of technical, practical & vocational learning is important to us

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Partner Updates

  • The Skills Show 2015

    The Skills Show’s reputation as the UK’s largest and most successful skills and careers event for young people has been reinforced by the success of the 2015 show. Covering its largest ever floor space - equivalent to 12 football pitches across ten halls at the NEC Birmingham - the event welcomed a total of 78,324 visitors during its three day tenancy.

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  • Future First

    Future First have recently registered their 100,000th former student! From chief executives to an apprentice rocket scientist more and more people across the country are signing up to support their old schools. A recent evaluation of Future First found that hearing from alumni in different jobs makes students want to work harder in lessons.

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Policy work

  • Osfted Chief Inspector calls for improved vocational provision in schools

    There are a number of aspects of the keynote speech given by Sir Michael Wilshaw on his 'Ambitions for English Education' (Monday 18 January 2016) that Edge is pleased to support.

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  • A letter to the editor - The Ebacc

    David Harbourne, Edge's acting chief executive today adds his name to a number of signatories to a letter published in The Times today (Wednesday, January 6th, 2016) that express 'deep concern' by the Government's proposals to set a 90 per cent target of pupils taking GCSE subjects.

Edge Manifesto

  • Our manifesto sets out policies to tackle youth unemployment, rebalance our education and training system and create profound partnerships between education and employment.

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