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 was a Paralympic athlete, representing Great Britain in the 2005 Paralympics in Athens as part of the wheelchair basketball team.
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.
Harry and Grace
Bethan and Rebecca
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
Very similar to Amy above, Rose is also very keen to break down perceptions towards people with visual impairments through any ways possible.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.