About the Multi Schools Council
Now in 2020, the multi-school’s council has been running for just under 8 years. Since creating our small-scale council, with just 4 schools involved, we now have over 300 schools signed up across 5 different local authorities. Currently most of our work is done across Essex giving children a voice, running awareness sessions in schools and tackling issues that children tell us are important to them.
At the heart of our council are the voices of our children. We then have an extra layer of voices made up of ambassadors, who you can read about in another section of this website. We speak to young people about how we can break down the negative stigma shown towards children with SEND and mental health difficulties while at the same time naturally doing this through of collaborative meetings and events. In time, by educating children in schools about our differences, we hope we will see a more accepting society.
The model we have created in Essex has been so successful that we are looking to expand this work into other local authorities. Our eventual aim is to have a multi-schools council in every local authority across the UK so that more and more children, teachers and parents can understand SEND and mental health difficulties. In 2020 we firmly believe that we should be in a place that no matter who you are you are included; you are equal, and you are given a fair opportunity to succeed. Together, we will make a change.
Kierran Pearce, MSC Director