Ambassadors

Charlie

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mason

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

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

Sam

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

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

Kristel

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

Elsie-Mae

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

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

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

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

Kim

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

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

William

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

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

Callum

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

Matthew

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

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

Rosie

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

Nicole 

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

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

Alfie 

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

Caitlin

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

James

James bring so much energy to our group and is very keen to ensure more schools are getting involved in the multi-school’s council after he has been a key person in our North Essex meetings.

Sal

Sal is keen to raise awareness of gender differences and explore how we could engage people from the LGBT+ community and make the multi-schools council even more inclusive.

Lily

Lily joins her brother in becoming an ambassador and is passionate about raising awareness of autism in girls and is helping to ensure people understand how autism effects everyone differently.

Vicky

Vicky is one of our parent ambassadors who has her own with additional needs, Vicky is helping us to build better connections in the community.

Matt

Matt is a teacher at an Essex school and was put forward by our ambassador Jonathan as he is very much committed to making a difference to young people with additional needs.

Amy

Amy is committed to making sure more young people and adults understand visual impairments, challenging these negative perceptions and using her own experiences to build understanding. 

Rose

Very similar to Amy above, Rose is also very keen to break down perceptions towards people with visual impairments through any ways possible.

Annie

Annie was recommended to us by our ambassador Connell as she does some great work with autism Anglia and will help to spread our messages further, especially when this links to autism.

Jessica

Inspired by her sister Rosie, Jessica is one of our youngest ever ambassadors and brings some good early insights as her role as a school ambassador.

Ron

Ron is the dad of our ambassador Jonathan and experienced his own challenges while at school, this will help us to look at how things can be both positive and negative within education.

Casey

Casey does lots of work online to ensure there is more autism awareness and he will help to develop this side of work through the multi-schools council and continue to run his autism page through social media.

Reece

Reece has been involved with work towards ADHD awareness and improving his confidence, he will continue to do more towards ADHD and use his own experiences to inspire others.

Charlie H

Charlie was a great member of our resilience course and is very good at explaining his point of view and expressing his thoughts about people’s differences.

Keaton

Keaton was one of our lockdown stars after getting involved in our wellbeing sessions and will be key to helping raise awareness about both ADHD and autism while also helping with our sports initiatives.

Zakk

Zakk has also been involved in our resilience and confidence courses and has really blossomed throughout, we hope he will now help others to find their voices too.

Elsie F

Elsie has been on our radar for a while as she has been involved at school level with the multi-schools council and has some fantastic ideas on how to grow our work and improve connections between children.

Harrison MK 

Harrison got in contact with a local special needs school as he is really keen to make a difference in the community, especially towards how those with disabilities are seen. Harrison is a brilliant talker and will not only be an asset for public speaking roles but he will also be a good advocate for the many different areas.

Logan

Logan does lot’s of work online to raise awareness of peoples differences. He has a strong passion for music and drama and is able to use this talent to spread awareness. Logan will also help towards our fundraising efforts.

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If you would like to find out more or become a member (it’s free!), please do not hesitate to get in contact with Kierran Pearce: mschoolscouncil@gmail.com.

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