About the Phoenix Education Trust

Imagine an education system that values and gives respect to every student and where being supported to learn in the way that best suits each child is a right, not a privilege. You're imagining a democratic education.

The Phoenix Education Trust is a small national charity founded in 2001 by Lord Michael Young of Dartington which works to support and promote democratic education. 

We support education which honors the UN convention of the rights of the child; equality within relationships are key to a learning environment which can do this.  Respect breeds respect.  Trust breeds trust.  Responsibility breeds responsibility.  Tolerence breeds tolerance.  Combined these elements create a place where shared decision making is a genuine and effective practice.  

We use our resources to provide the research, training and information needed to reach out with the campaign for democratic education - because the education children receive affects everybody's lives.