Leonard Turton has worked in education for 45 years. In the 1990’s, he developed Club House Democracy, successfully integrating Summerhill democratic methods into traditional inner-city school classrooms. Leonard came to A.S. Neill’s Summerhill School in 2002 where he was the drama teacher, a Curriculum Advisor and the school’s Education Manager. A founding member of the European Democratic Education Community (EUDEC), Leonard has offered workshops, seminars and talks about Summerhill and democratic education in Canada, England and in many other European countries.
Since 2009, Nicola has work as a board member of the German umbrella organisation of Free Alternative Schools (BFAS e.V.) . She has been engaged in the foundation of several free democratic schools in Germany and is the author of the german book “Retrieving Treasures – Daily life in Free Alternative Schools“ where she explored thirteen Free Democratic Schools located in Germany, The Netherlands, Great Britain and Israel. She has two children who have attended Free Democratic Schools in Berlin.
Before founding L’École Dynamique in September 2015, Ramin worked for a time as a business management consultant with BCG and as a mathematics and physics teacher. Ramin is a former Council member and active supporter of EUDEC (The European Democratic Education Community) and co-founded its regional branch – EUDEC France. He also co-founded the Réseau pour l’Ecole Libérée. Here is his inspiring Ted talk Why I Created A School Where Children Can Do What They Want with more than 200, 000 views.
Fabienne is a neuroscientist and researcher with Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, École Normale Supérieure and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. She also teaches at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity. A former associate with Editions l’Instant Présent, a publishing house specialized in non-authoritarian parenting and alternative pedagogies, she is well-versed in non-violent problem solving. She keeps learning every day with her two children who attended Play Mountain (California) and La Maison Des Enfants (Paris).
The Sudbury School Paris is connected to a network of over 40 Sudbury schools located all over the world. We participate in the annual Sudbury European workshop and staff visit Sudbury schools regularly to participate in ongoing professional development, exchange best practice and benefit from the valuable support of experienced Sudbury professionals.
Ecole Dynamique is our sister school, Sudbury School Paris is an offshoot of the success of L’École Dynamique and we have close ties to their staff who we work with to ensure high standards for both schools. The Sudbury School Paris is situated in L’École Dynamique’s original location.
The Sudbury School Paris is an active member of the European Democratic Education Community and alsos support the French branch of this wonderful organisation: EUDEC France. Aaron, is currently serving as an elected member of the EUDEC Council.