What is Clubhouse Democracy ? What is a Transitional Model? We discuss.
Optional Lessons are not offered in isolation but with a number of surrounding factors that are needed for success.
Designing a Democratic Free School needs a solid vision, mission statement. We discuss the principles that we think are essential for our school..
Reflections on Mission Statements. In this blog we think over what we discussed in our last podcast and offer some suggestions about the way forward
This week’s Design A School Podcast is about The Vision/ Mission Statement. What does that mean ? What makes a good Mission Statement/Vision.
We have different motivations for designing a model school Leonard: Pointing To Thinking over the podcast it’s very obvious to me that I’m designing this school as a Demonstration Transitional Model. I want to invite people to follow along as we discuss all the critical aspects of the engine that is a…
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
Qualities of Teachers : Personality of Teachers and Schools Clara was an experienced but frustrated state school Science teacher and very much wanted to find a better situation for herself. One Friday evening, over drinks, a friend told her about Summerhill. The philosophy interested her and she bought the book, Summerhill, and then visited the…
Big Little or In Between Here There and Everywhere We’ve been talking about democracy and scale … size of the school and the building and the finances and the student population and the number of staff and so on. Can a democratic free school environment work regardless of scale; how does scale change delivery? Are…
Nation State Education is a Church and the young must worship for up to 20 years in this highly controlled One Learning environment.