Both have extensive experience across the media spectrum, from interviews on the Today programme and other recent national broadcast on BBC and Sky News, to quotes in the print media (broadsheets and tabloids), and writing for the comment pages of national and specialist outlets.
In the first instance, please contact Ty Goddard directly at 07970 203851 or email email@example.com.
We have received a range of press and social media coverage of The Education Foundation’s work since we launched. A selection of media is outlined below:
Sunday Times – June 2011
An article (£) including information about the set up of the Education Foundation - the UK’s first independent think tank
Partnerships Bulletin – November 2011
An article about one of our co-founders, Ty Goddard, about why he’s leaving the British Council for School Environments to set up the Education Foundation
Daily Telegraph – November 2011
An article on social mobility and education that referenced the launch of the Education Foundation:
“A new education think-tank is launched on Monday in an attempt to promote fresh debate on the education system. The Education Foundation – funded by a number of academics and head teachers – will seek to “inform the debate through a range of research and practical projects”.
Ty Goddard, former chairman for education in the London Borough of Lambeth, and a Government advisor, said: “There’s much to celebrate when it comes to education in the UK. Millions of learners do well at school and in further and higher education, preparing for a changing world. “But as last week’s Ofsted annual report showed, some do not, despite the resources available.”
The Huffington Post – Jan 2012
An article with commentary and reaction to Michael Gove’s announcement on the future of the technology curriculum:
“Ian Fordham, co-founder of think-tank The Education Foundation said the proposal was a “welcome and refreshing announcement about the future of computer science in our schools and for us as a nation”. “The way that the new curriculum will actually be developed plays to all the strengths that we will have to harness. Co-operation and imagination will be key.
“This is new style curriculum development for a new era,” he added.
The think-tank, who are holding a conference on Thursday 12 January to discuss the future of technology in education, have a recently built “Learning Lab” to work with schools and industry partners, which it hopes will make the discussions “a reality”.
Fordham added: “This curriculum reform needs to be aligned with the skills gap and the potential of technology to support a radical change in the way teaching and learning is delivered.”
Sunday Times – January 2012
A diary piece (£) in Atticus on our ‘Future of Technology and Education’ event
Financial Times – March 2012
An article on Coding as a Second Language, about the ‘Learn to Code in a Day’ course attended by Ian Fordham
Decoded says earlier course participants have come from organisations including BT, O2, Facebook, the BBC, as well as the editor of Campaign magazine, members of the Downing Street policy team and the founder of the think-tank The Education Foundation.
Good.is, Getting Smart & Agent4Change - May 2012
Evening Standard - June 2012
Two articles covering the lead up to and the outcomes of our OpenEducation event on tackling the major policy challenge of the shortage of primary places in London. Anna Davis describes the ‘Crisis talks’ that took place at our event and the radical ideas suggested by leading councillors and experts represented there on the day:
Ty Goddard, co-founder of the Education Foundation, said: “It is one of the rare times that education experts, councillors, council officers, designers and others will get together to pool ideas. We have to go beyond putting more temporary buildings in playgrounds.”
Education Executive - October & November 2012
Evening Standard - November 2012
Ty Goddard is identified as one of the Evening Standard’s top 1000 most influential people in London and within the top 25 list of “education crusaders”
BBC News online - January 2013
An article on changes to the planning requirements of free schools. Ty Goddard refers to:
“The “serious shortage” of school places in parts of England, especially in London, that needed addressing. We also need to make sure that any spaces used for education are safe for teachers and children. Common sense and creativity should be our watchwords”"
BBC & Sky News interviews - January 2013
Ian Fordham and Ty Goddard gave interview on the BBC News and Sky News channels on their reactions and commentary on the latest Education Select Committee report and on the subsequent changes to the GCSE qualification and introduction of the EBacc/EBC Certificates