Case Studies

These pages aim to show real examples of real schools where participation is making a difference to pupils and to the school environment.

Boothferry Primary School
The school has a very active school council and pupil consultation and participation is valued in the management of the school.

Clarendon School
This is a special school for pupils aged 7 to 16. The school has involved pupils in the school development plan and school policies.

Cannon Lane First School
The school involves pupils at in writing the school development plan, undertaking lesson observations, deciding on budgets and the content of assemblies.

Stubbings Infant School
Pupil involvement in decisions is at the foundation of all work at the school. Staff and pupils work in partnership to ensure that the work of the school is relevant.

Isambard Brunel Junior School
Pupils get involved at all levels of their school life from decision-making with governors, to peer support and mentoring.

Dunnington Primary School
Pupils were involved in developing strategies for children’s participation in their local authority and contributed to their school travel plans and primary school council guide.

Lumbertubs Primary School
The school council has been central in making their school and community a safer place. They have raised the awareness of teachers, governors, and local councillors on issues they face.

Woodlands Infant School
Engaging young children through problem-solving and storytelling. All 58 pupils were involved in problem-solving activities generated by drama practitioner, Gillian Twaite, around 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' and 'The Gingerbread Man'. Children now use the language of problem-solving in everyday situations and all other areas of learning: reasoning when sharing their ideas; giving a 'because' as they did this during the project.

Collingwood School
Finding a Voice. The aim of this project was to promote a real student voice in a special school setting where all students have the confidence to express their own views.

A number of projects in schools and colleges can be found on the Creative Partnerships website.

Participation Works is a partnership of…
British Youth CouncilChildren's Rights Alliance for EnglandKIDSNational Council for Voluntary Youth ServicesNational Youth AgencyNCB