Ed is the co-founder School 21, Voice 21, and the forthcoming London Interdisciplinary School. Big Change funded Voice 21 right at the start of their journey, when taking their oracy ‘idea’ beyond School 21 as still just an ‘idea’, and helped make it possible for them to grow. The Voice 21 oracy curriculum is now in 450 schools, and they have trained thousands of teachers to help young people find their voice. Ed is now starting a new university (LIS) and the Big Change network has helped him build a team and raise money to make this a reality. Ed’s underlying belief is that Education has increasingly become a giant sorting mechanism, ranking students by grade for universities and employers. He believes we need to think about what society really needs from it’s education system. This is going to take a Big Change.