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Reclaiming our Schools

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Reclaiming our Schools: a new narrative of change

  • How can schools develop a shared vision to create learning communities in which children and young people can flourish?
  • How can the voices of teachers, parents and young people be brought together to encourage reflection on core values and aspirations?
  • What kind of world do we want to create and how can schools foster the attitudes, skills, knowledge and values to build that world

These are critical questions for our time, questions that are unanswered by the unremitting focus on a narrow national curriculum and a rigid accountability framework. This approach is exerting undue pressure on children and teachers - to the detriment of all.

A different way forward is needed: one where teachers are valued as professionals,where students are involved as active participants in their education and where parents are treated as genuine partners. Through such collaboration schools are better placed to meet the needs of the communities they exist to serve.

Join Fiona Carnie, Sari Granroth-Nalkki and Brigitta Koverman to explore ways of

  • developing a new and vibrant vision and practice for your school
  • involving teachers, children and parents in building a positive way forward
  • building the confidence of teachers and others in a collaborative change process

Drawing on research, inspirational practice and school transformation resources, explore how you can build a future for your school that makes the most of the talent and commitment of your school community. With case studies from Finland, Germany and the Netherlands, we will look at how innovative schools have developed alternative uses of time, people and contexts to create a dynamic learning community.

This workshop is for senior leaders and governors in both primary and secondary settings.

Fiona Carnie is an educationalist and writer who has worked in a range of settings. Her focus is on building the democratic voice and participation of teachers, students and parents to create schools which contribute to the creation of a fairer and environmentally sustainable world. She is Director of Alternatives in Education and is an Adviser to the European Forum for Freedom in Education. Her latest book, Rebuilding our Schools from the Bottom Up is published by Routledge.

Sari Granroth-Nalkki is a teacher in an innovative comprehensive school in Finland. She is leader of their Developing Schools Team which is responsible for pedagogy, trialling new learning methods and supporting the professional development of teachers.

Brigitta Kovermann is a teacher and researcher at the Department of Educational Science in Dortmund, Germany. She has 35 years teaching experience in innovative environments and was previously President of the International Freinet Movement (FIDEM).


Venue: Resource for London, Holloway Road, London N7 (closest underground - Holloway Road)

Cost: £120 to include refreshments.

Further information: info@alternativesineducation.org

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