About Education 2.0
ED2.0 is an independent charity founded in 2018 by a group of educators with
the long-term goals of reducing suffering, relieving poverty and improving social mobility through enlivening education, and making it more relevant and accessible.
The world is changing quickly. Innovative technology is creating entire industries and changing existing ones. New jobs, careers, products, services and business models are emerging as fast as others disappear.
In order to solve the problems of today and tomorrow we must prepare children to meet the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead.
We build innovative schools, designed to meet the specific outcomes children require to succeed in a future more different than similar to the one traditional schooling was designed and built for 150 years ago.
ED2.0 provides a completely updated PACE to educate for the technological, political and social changes of the 21st century.
Build schools that transform educational and socio-economic
outcomes in the most deprived areas of the UK
All children leave school with the ability, confidence, self-awareness and discipline to fulfil their potential and make meaningful contributions
...a school with no detention.
Where teachers never shout.
Imagine… a place planned, designed and built specifically to meet the needs of every child and the local community. Where the very purpose is to meet the complete developmental needs of every single child.
A place where children want to spend as much time as they can. Somewhere they are interested, fully engaged and enjoying what they are learning because they can see the relevance and importance of it.
A school that is always open and provides children with a place to go, things to do and people to talk to.
A community of people working together to fully prepare children for all aspects of modern adult life and to help them develop the skills and abilities required to fulfil their potential. Somewhere that rewards and encourages success and learning through exploration and a willingness to make mistakes.
A place where everybody strives to achieve common goals and where problems are shared and solved together, with students helping each other to succeed.
A playground for adult life, a 'mini society' that replicates the adult world as closely as possible; a place where children are encouraged to mistakes and learn from them.
Somewhere all children can develop their own unique personalities, skills, abilities and passions and learn how to be useful, productive and fulfilled members of society.
Imagine a school of unlimited possibilities and creativity.
A new approach to education designed by stakeholders, integrating best practice in pedagogy, curriculum and assessment and focusing on academic and personal development.
Located in areas of entrenched low attainment and greatest need according to a multi-varied analysis, which includes key data such as the Social Mobility Index and Child Poverty Map.
A place where children want to spend time developing their interests. Provides somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to before and after school, at weekends and during holidays.
A New Way Forward
The purpose of school is to serve the bespoke needs of each child and prepare them to lead a useful and meaningful life based on the expression of their unique skills and abilities.
Our pedagogy moves from adversarial ('do as I say, learn this and regurgitate'), to benevolent ('what do you need and how can I help?'). The default answer is 'yes'. Children take increasing responsibility for their own growth and development as they move through the school. Clear, firm and fair systems and codes of discipline, behaviour and accountability allow children to push the boundaries of their comfort zones in a supportive and nurturing environment while understanding and inculcating the systems of the adult world.
All schools are non-selective and non-fee-paying, developed and delivered through a combination of public and private funding. Supplemented by strategic partnerships with the local community, local authority, and local business, ED2.0 delivers a modern and complete education that benefits the whole of society.
Our aim is to deliver a modern education that meets the complete developmental needs of every child and prepares them for a successful journey through life. If you would like to help make the above vision a reality, click the button below!
"The principal goal of education is to create individuals who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done; people who are creative, inventive, and discoverers. The second goal of education is to form minds which can be critical, can verify, and not accept everything they are offered."