WHO ARE WE
A.S.Neill Summerhill CIC is a newly formed, Non profit, community interest company established alongside Summerhill School itself and the upcoming A.S.Neill Archive and Research Centre. It has been set up to promote children’s rights, well-being, freedom, equality, individuality, free play, self-direction, democracy, community and to provide benefit to children, practitioners, parents and carers, higher education students, academics, researchers or other individuals, institutions and organisations seeking to promote these values locally, across the UK and worldwide.
WHAT WE DO
Acting as ambassadors of A.S.Neill’s philosophy and Summerhill School’s 100-years of practice in educating the whole child, we are facilitating and supporting practice within education, childrearing and society that prioritises a happy, healthy and fulfilled childhood.
We are offering start up support, professional development programmes and consultation for schools and other educational institutions, communities or initiatives as well as professional development courses and seminars for practitioners, higher education students, parents and carers.
We will also be organising conferences, events, discussion groups and forums to promote our objectives for the benefit of our community. We want to help strengthen the impact innovative initiatives have within communities and to partner with other civil society organisations nationally and internationally who share our values.
Furthermore, we will be facilitating, conducting and disseminating research within the field of humanities and social sciences that can radically transform the landscape of education, childrearing and community and inform robust action towards a just, healthy and sustainable world.
OUR COMMUNITY WORK
Help us restore children’s happiness and wellbeing around the world.