Alumni and teacher of a democratic school, Worked as Director of the Phoenix Education Trust, UK.
Rachel has experienced Democratic Education from multiple perspectives. She was a student herself at Sands School, England, studied Democratic Education as part of her Sociology degree at the University of York and was a teacher at the Freie Schule Leipzig, Germany. Following this experience as a practitioner Rachel worked as Director of the Phoenix Education Trust, UK. A charity which promotes democratic education and supports state schools to embed collaborative cultures through the provision of workshops, consultancy and resources for students and staff. Currently Rachel is Programme Manager for a pioneering scheme at Queen Mary University of London which sees students from low-income backgrounds be given the trust to lead and deliver mini-consultancy projects for local businesses. And, on the side she speaks about, and provides consultancy on, Democratic Education for students, teachers, school founders, national organisations and the BBC.