Welcome to the Phoenix Education Trust

For us the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child isn't a bit of paper - it is the compass that guides our work in supporting the development of an education system in which all children are trusted, supported and given the respect that each and every one of them deserves.

Every child has the right to speak and be heard. When they are, it transforms not only their own lives but the life of their school community and the society around them. We focus our resources on providing the research, training and information needed to promote the campaign for democratic education - because the education children receive affects everybody's lives.

Calling YOU!


What can you do to help?

Take up an internship, or perhaps attend one of our events. There are so many ways you can help.

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Latest NEWS

Unhappy student

The Unteachables by Ben Greenhalgh

With education reform up against stiff resistance, what is education like for students who are unable to cope in mainstream education?

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A life Changed - Danny

Danny Whitehouse

My Experience

Danny talks about he came to  democratic education.

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Democratic Education People!

Democratic education people

This directory will show what is going on where, so that like-minded people can make connections and support each other, and it will help parents to find a democratic form of education for their children

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Projects We Support

Sands School from Sands School on Vimeo.

Here is a film about Sands School by former student Rosa Tyler Clark. Sands is a small independent fully democratic school in Devon. http://www.sands-schoolco.uk/

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