In 2012, Charlie persuaded Active Essex to fund and run a Special School Games. Our Special School Games has since grown dramatically, providing the opportunity for thousands of young people to be involved, from the running of the event to taking part as competitors.

See here for more information on her Ambassador Programme.


Brian used to work for Active Essex at Essex County Council. He helped create Charlie’s Special School Games and introduce Essex County Council to the Multi School Council. 


Toby came up with the idea of hosting the Multi Schools talent show. He is key to breaking down perceptions around autism and ‘invisible’ disabilities. 

Wendy Smith

Wendy was a Paralympic athlete, representing Great Britain in the 2005 Paralympics in Athens as part of the wheelchair basketball team.

Gary Smith

Gary’s has been the headteacher at Market Field School for over 20 years. 

He was key to helping Kierran set up the Council.


Duncan runs the Market Field college site and helps provide links to college groups – a key aspect of breaking down perceptions before children leave the education system.


Connell went to Market Field School.  It is because of Connell that the Council now has a football team – he wrote Kierran a letter back in 2017 outlining his vision for a new MSC football team.


Harry is the lead coach at our Saturday morning football club. He is a great mentor for the children around him.


Mason coaches for the football team. He has also spoken out about Crohn’s Disease and is passionate about breaking down the perceptions towards people with specific health difficulties.


Justine is our lead Ambassador for music and song-writing.


We first saw Sam at one of our talent shows where he performed as a magician. Sam now attends secondary school and part of his role is to help build understanding in the secondary school context.


Gen is the author of our book, Sam and the Spider.


Kristel is a parent ambassador. She has great knowledge about the journey some of our children take through SEND education.


Elsie has contributed key ideas that have helped to shape our work on projects such as supporting refugees, anti-bullying and mental health awareness.


Harrison has contributed significantly to Multi School meetings over the years. Harrision has also set up visits to primary schools, a key part of breaking down perceptions towards children and young people with additional needs. He has been brave enough to speak out about his own mental health experiences in his school, raising awareness by doing so.


Pippa is a parent to two children with SEND. She has helped us put together a diabetes programme for schools, based on her experiences.


Jonathan was our head boy for 2019 – 2020. He has lead part of our meetings and spoken to parent groups about our work.


Kim was our head girl for 2019 – 2020. Kim is very passionate about ensuring schools and local communities accommodate to people who may a visual impairment.


Isla-Mae’s kindness and understanding towards others makes her a good role model.


William is passionate about helping others understand autism, particularly stimming and why people with autism act in the way they do.

Harry and Grace

Harry and Grace both played a key role in our Good Practice Seekers project.

Bethan and Rebecca

Bethan and Rebecca raise awareness through social media.


Jenson is well-connected with others who publicly speak about autism and other differences.


Callum helps break down perceptions towards children with SEMH difficulties (an area of SEND often misunderstood by many).


Matthew is a parent of a child who has SEND so he understands more than most the need for better understanding especially when it comes to school.


Annalese’s lived experience of living with a sibling with SEND means she can educate others.


Rosie shone through lockdown and is starting to raise awareness through the power of media. 


Nicole is a sports star for the future and has made a big impact in our MSC meetings coming up with the idea of our charity walk. 


Lisa a parent advacote with her own personal experiences and also experince from her working background on SEND and mental health. 


Alfie is keen to use his own personal experiences to break down perceptions in Secondary schools. 


Caitlin also sibling experience of SEN and is keen to support the ICT side of raising awareness. 

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