SEN DreamCharlotte Scothern, an independent retailer from Rotherham, has been matched with Newman School and joined Rotherham’s SEN Dream Team – a group of Enterprise Advisers working with special schools who want to create more work and volunteering experiences for students with special needs. Charlotte runs Patchwork Pig on Rotherham’s High Street and wanted to work with Newman because one of her relatives was a former pupil at the school.

Charlotte said, “I think that everyone has something to offer and I’m interested in helping work out what job roles/tasks would be particularly accessible for students". Louise Anderson (Assistant Head) said: “It’s great to have Charlotte on board, as we are keen to work with her to benefit our students and to develop the school's work experience / careers provision further. Too many students with SEND that are capable of work or volunteering don’t get the opportunity, so I’m excited that a group of schools and Enterprise Advisers want to work together on this issue.”