Inspiring Schools

The Carnegie Young People Initiative (part of Carnegie UK Trust) published ‘Inspiring Schools Impact and Outcomes’ in 2006.

If you would like to find out more about what participation can achieve before you embark on changes to your school, get a free copy of the report by downloading the PDFs below.

Inspiring Schools is a series of publications which examine evidence of good practice and the impact of pupil participation in school settings.

Each publication is designed to support policy makers and practitioners in developing their understanding of pupil participation and how to embed it across the whole curriculum.

Case Studies for Change (662 KB PDF)
by Professor Lynn Davis, Dr Christopher Williams, Hiromi Yamashita with Ko Man-Hing
This publication is a series of case studies which explores the range of pupil participation activities and strategies adopted by schools. Each case study explains what has worked and what the challenges are.

Impacts and Outcomes (1.07MB PDF)
by Professor Lynn Davis, Dr Christopher Williams, Hiromi Yamashita with Ko Man-Hing, Aubrey
This publication is an extensive literature review, which draws on existing evidence about the benefits of pupil voice. It looks at the benefits for pupils, teachers, schools and the wider community.

Literature Review (1.01MB PDF)
by Professor Lynn Davis, Dr Christopher Williams, Hiromi Yamashita with Ko Man-Hing, Aubrey
This is an extensive literature review, which provides an analysis of the support which already exists for pupil participation.

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