Creative and democratic schools implement democracy in various ways. The ways in which they implement democracy are depended upon the nature (the experience and culture) of the school that the students, educators, committees and board are continuously building.
In effect, when members want to solve a whole school issue, come up with projects including new buildings and other facilities, or make changes to policy, they must be proposed at a democratic meeting. This model is challenging, however we are fortunate to be role modelling over 600 schools from around the world.
Being a democratic community, our organisation will imitate a flat democratic organisation, however from the point of view of the organisational structure, we should aim for an upside-down pyramid to ensure the board’s and committee’s primary roles of resourcing the children’s ideas is fulfilled.