Schemes of work are dynamic documents that change over time.
Equality is at the heart of Summerhill.
What structures ensure freedom of choice of action in democratic community without licence ? We set up the rationale for this week’s podcast.
We finish off the first of two weeks about Democratic Meetings with some remarks about the podcast.
We say that democratic schools begin with freedom not meetings.
Democratic meetings are an essential part of of democratic societies… But it seems like people do not know how to run them, behave in them and make decisions in them. This should change.
The Meeting at Summerhill serves two functions. It decides on the Laws that govern the community and it resolves problems between people. Anyone can bring a law for approval to the meeting or suggest an alteration to an existing one; anyone can bring up another member of the community in a Tribunal case. There is…
Summerhill protects your right to be how you want to be. You choose; the Meeting does not. The purpose of the Meeting is to sort out the inevitable boundary disputes in a community of nearly one hundred people who are all trying to live vibrantly individual lives.
We need more democratic meetings. Here is a way of setting up a meeting similar to the Summerhill Meeting. It can be used at work, in clubs, societies, and committees. The more democratic we are the better, in my opinion.
Ten ideas that can help to keep you on track as a Summerhill teacher.