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About Michael Newman

Michael Newman, a science and active citizenship teacher, has worked at A.S.Neill's Summerhill School over a period of 21 years. He set-up the Save Summerhill children's committee, in 1999 to 2000, to save the school from closure by the Government and its Inspectors. This committee became the External Affairs Committee lobbying for children's rights. He has been secretary and treasurer of the Children's Rights Alliance for England, and is a trustee of StudentVoice.

Articles by Michael Newman

This week's editors

Cat Tully and Allie Bobak introduce this week's theme: Participation and foresight – putting people at the heart of the future

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Standing on the shoulders of Summerhill School

From the beginning of my work with Summerhill, initially as a fulltime science teacher, I worked with the children to share their experiences with other schools, teachers and universities.

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