As we move towards the fourth anniversary of the A.S. Neill Summerhill CIC, a non-profit organisation, we stand on the cusp of a new chapter in our journey of transformation and growth. 

What began as a vision to promote core Summerhill values within progressive education, childrearing, and community has blossomed into a vibrant hub of innovation, collaboration, and growth. 

At the heart of our journey lies the foundational course, “ROLE OF THE ADULT,” which has been the cornerstone of our efforts to empower practitioners and redefine the landscape of education. 

Over the past four years, this course has touched the lives of countless participants, instilling in them a deep understanding of A.S. Neill’s philosophy and the importance of happiness and well-being in child rearing and development. 

It is equipping them with the tools to reflect on their practice, and to help them implement genuine child-centred methods into their work environments.  

The benefits of “ROLE OF THE ADULT” have been echoed by past participants:

This course gave me a comprehensive understanding of Summerhill Schools philosophy. If daily life consumes a lot of my energy, then the course is like recharging and empowering me, allowing me to focus back on the children, trust the children, and stand on the side of children.

The course has heightened my awareness of my sons developments emotional and social aspects. Ive learned to be more empathetic and responsive to his emotional needs, strengthening our bond and communication.

This course has given me more awareness about myself and how I interact with children and other people around me.

These testimonials show the profound impact of our foundational course, which serves as a testament to our commitment to fostering positive change in the lives of children and practitioners alike.

As such, we are pleased to announce that the Autumn dates for this foundational course are now available! Check out the website for more information.

Today, as we reflect on our achievements and lessons learned, we are also excited to build upon these strong foundations and expand our offerings to encompass a diverse range of educational, consultancy, and research projects. 

From exploring archive materials related to A.S. Neill and Summerhill to delving into broader topics of learning, children’s development, and community dynamics, our endeavours will continue to push the boundaries of educational research and practice.

Not only that! 

Based on your feedback, we are also in the process of creating mini-courses that will build on the key topic areas of “The Role of the Adult”, helping to guide and install these theories into practice. 

With the support of our community and partners, we are confident that the A.S. Neill Summerhill CIC will continue to evolve and become a cornerstone of inspiration and transformation in the years to come.

Here’s to four years of growth, learning, and impact, and to the exciting journey that lies ahead. 

If you’re interested in joining our mailing list or our next Role of the Adult course, details can be found on our website

For resources and more information about A.S Neill and Summerhill School check out the Summerhill School Website

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