The Multi-Schools Council

The Multi Schools Council (MSC) aims to break down perceptions towards SEND and mental health in schools and the wider community. Kierran Pearce is the leader of the MSC.

The MSC also gives children and young people a voice and offers them the opportunity to make a difference in their local area.


Children and young people from mainstream and special schools meet three times a year at a local school. At the start of each year, they decide on the issues they would like to make a difference to.
Before, they have worked on mental health, anti-bullying, refugees, global warming and homelessness.

At each meeting, they talk about their ideas for actions people can take to make a difference. These might be actions for the children themselves, for schools, or for the local authority.

Children from mainstream and special schools coming together helps to break down perceptions towards SEND.  It also improves confidence, develops personal and social skills and promotes important values like democracy and tolerance.

Football team

With the support of Wivenhoe Youth Football Club and the Essex FA, the Multi-Schools Council run a disabilities football team.

If you are interested in playing for this team or interested in helping coach the team, please contact Kierran.


The Multi-Schools Council also have young ambassadors. Each ambassador is passionate about a particular issue, and is given the opportunity to lead work around this topic.

Get involved

As a parent or young person, you can encourage your school to sign up to be part of the Multi Schools Council, to take part in the Mental Health and Resilience programme, or to book in a SEND assembly.

To join, schools can contact Kierran using the contact details below.

How the service is accessed

Call or email.

Phone number

01206 825195

Operational locations

  • Essex