We summarise Optional Lessons and emphasise that they are not offered in isolation, or randomly, but with a number of surrounding factors that are needed for success.
We discuss optional lessons, an essential part of the Democratic Free School engine. Also Reduced Curriculum and Freak Out subjects.
We discuss the Age Ranges in our school. Is there an essential Age Range? A Lynch pin?
Here we provide a concise description of what we would like to see in a simple Mission/Vision Statement. It is not definitive! We will come back and edit it as we go through this design process.
We discuss the theme of the week: how to get going on a sensible mission statement. We don’t always agree, but we always discuss.
This is the first of a series of Podcasts. We talk about our motivations: why are we interested in setting up democratic schools? Our motivations are different and yours will be too! Share your ideas with us