What We Do

The Multi Schools Council was started by Kierran Peace in 2012.  Kierran is a teacher at Market Field School in Colchester, a special school for children and young people (5-16).
 
During a school council meeting, the children felt that not enough was being done to break down perceptions around special needs and mental health difficulties. They decided that arranging collaborative, multi-school council meetings would be a good way to start breaking down negative perceptions.

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A note from Kierran:


Over the last 30 years, education has evolved and made huge steps in breaking down perceptions about children with disabilities and special educational needs. However, more can be done. I recently heard a story about a young girl who had gone through our education system without a single friend.  The school had kept her in a room at break and lunch time to prevent her being bullied.  This is just one example. 

The Multi Schools Council wants to change these perceptions by hosting child lead events that integrate both special schools and mainstream schools. By building these links and connections children become educated about the differences we all have, rather than it becoming the topic in the room that nobody wants to talk about.

You can join us! As a school by joining the Council, as a parent by spreading the word and by being a human and accepting that we all have our differences but we all still have a smile.