In conversation with Zoë Readhead, Principal of Summerhill School, Leiston, Suffolk

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/335857
Title:
In conversation with Zoë Readhead, Principal of Summerhill School, Leiston, Suffolk
Authors:
Clifton, Gill
Abstract:
As the UK battles with an ever-changing education landscape in which growth can be seen in the introduction of academies, trust schools, federations, chains of schools and 'free schools', I talk to Zoë Readhead, Principal of what is often called the first democratic, self-governing 'free' school. Whilst the term 'free school' today implies a model that is 'state-funded… set up in response to what people say they want and need in their community to improve education for local children' (www.gov.uk/government/collections/opening-a-free-school#free-school-model-funding-agreements), Summerhill is grounded on Alexander Neill's principle of 'freedom not licence'. This principle extends beyond a notion of self-governance, to that in which the community is wholly democratic, where children learn to be self-confident, tolerant and considerate and are given the space to be themselves (www.summerhillschool.co.uk/an-overview.php).
Affiliation:
Clifton Associates, Peterborough
Citation:
Clifton, G. (2014) 'In conversation with Zoë Readhead, Principal of Summerhill School, Leiston, Suffolk', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 4 (2), pp.33-42.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Journal:
Journal of pedagogic development
Issue Date:
Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/335857
Additional Links:
http://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/volume-4-issue-2/conversation-zoe-readhead
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Volume 4; Issue 2
ISSN:
2047-3265
Appears in Collections:
Journal of Pedagogic Development

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dc.contributor.authorClifton, Gillen
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-20T12:52:59Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-20T12:52:59Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-
dc.identifier.citationClifton, G. (2014) 'In conversation with Zoë Readhead, Principal of Summerhill School, Leiston, Suffolk', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 4 (2), pp.33-42.en
dc.identifier.issn2047-3265-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/335857-
dc.description.abstractAs the UK battles with an ever-changing education landscape in which growth can be seen in the introduction of academies, trust schools, federations, chains of schools and 'free schools', I talk to Zoë Readhead, Principal of what is often called the first democratic, self-governing 'free' school. Whilst the term 'free school' today implies a model that is 'state-funded… set up in response to what people say they want and need in their community to improve education for local children' (www.gov.uk/government/collections/opening-a-free-school#free-school-model-funding-agreements), Summerhill is grounded on Alexander Neill's principle of 'freedom not licence'. This principle extends beyond a notion of self-governance, to that in which the community is wholly democratic, where children learn to be self-confident, tolerant and considerate and are given the space to be themselves (www.summerhillschool.co.uk/an-overview.php).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 4en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIssue 2en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/volume-4-issue-2/conversation-zoe-readheaden
dc.subjectSummerhill Schoolen
dc.subjectfree schoolsen
dc.subjectschool governanceen
dc.subjectself-governmenten
dc.titleIn conversation with Zoë Readhead, Principal of Summerhill School, Leiston, Suffolken
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentClifton Associates, Peterboroughen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pedagogic developmenten
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