Progressive Education Provider Voices

Click on the links below to read some of our interviews with progressive education providers to find out why progression in education is important to them and what they think an education reform should look like.

1. Ian Cunningham – Chair of Governors, Self-Managed Learning College

“Students can literally learn anything that they want. We encourage students to be challenging and creative in what they want to do with their lives.”

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2. Aaron Eden – SDE Advocate and Executive Director at US Brightworks

“In a safe, rich environment, healthy, vibrant community, with minimal adult intervention – but strong modelling – children become educated through instinct.”

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3. Sarah Cummins – Founder and Head Teacher, Garden City Montessori

“Montessori states that “the education of even a small child does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life,” and this should be how it is.”

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4. Kezia Cantwell-Wright – Founder of East Kent Sudbury School

“It is only when you put the child’s needs as the starting point for determining their education that you really equip them to flourish, and that is what I believe the purpose of education should be.”

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Voices from the Sector

Read more personal stories here.