Ashoka Changemaker Schools Are Hubs Of Innovation In Education. Carefully Selected After A Long Assessment Process, They Are Leaders In Creating Education For The Modern World. Below, Ken Corn Of UWC Atlantic College, Gives Some Insights Into A School That Embraces The World Outside Its Walls.
How Does A South London Secondary School – Rated In 2005 As One Of The Least Favoured Schools In The Borough – Become An Oversubscribed “Hub Of Innovation In Education” And Part Of The Pioneering Ashoka Changemaker Schools Network In The UK?
Our schooling system determines our society. Matthew Moss High School - An Ashoka Changemaker School in Rochdale, gives students significant choices in their learning, to actively involve young people in their education, and their world. Below are three stories about changemakers within the school...
To Raise The £250,000 Needed To Develop A New Playground, Millfields Community School In Hackney, London, Knew They Required A More Ambitious Approach Than Traditional Fetes And Bake Sales. With 640 Pupils, Millfields Is One Of The Largest Primary Schools In The Borough, Yet It Has The Smallest Outside Space And Their Young Changemakers Are Demanding A Radical Change.
There Is A Simple, Underlying Ethos To Sands School’s Approach To Education: In Order To Learn Effectively, Students Must Be Happy. Founded In 1987 By 14 Students And Three Teachers, Sands Has Always Believed That The Key To Ensuring Students’ Happiness Is Through Social Democracy.
From a Big Brother diary room, to hot air balloons, to camels, Victoria Park Academy is not your average primary school. In 2007, the school was failing and in the bottom one per cent of schools in England. Through the determination, creativity and resourcefulness of its pupils and teachers, The Academy is now a huge success story, and was awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2011.
Can you imagine a primary school where no child is punished, and teachers do not raise their voices in anger? Can you imagine a step further – a primary school where children are not rewarded for good behaviour or good marks?