Thank you to all our Catering Teams

On a weekly basis our school kitchens cook and serve over 3000 meals, with over 60 individual diet plans or special diets. The catering team produces meals based on a school by school bespoke menu – no one school has the same menu as any other. Where possible the menus are created with the help of the young people who will ultimately be enjoying them.

Meals are produced using fresh ingredients – frozen or readily prepared food forms less than 10% of the ingredients.

Having said all this working on a fixed 3 week menu cycle can be monotonous for the young people and ourselves – it is for this reason that we fully embrace working with the schools to deliver relevant theme days, for example curriculum linked events, specific school focuses, diary events such as “World Book Day”.

Here are a few theme events we have worked on in the last few months:

· Japanese Day – A school cultural day, we produced a Japanese themed menu and decorated the dining room.

· French Themed Tea

· National Pie Week – The young people helped to create the menu and even helped make some of the pies and fillings.

· Comic Relief

· Easter Lunch

When creating the menus we try to source authentic recipes and ingredients, we then encourage the young people to try new flavours and textures.


AHSFC Students Trip to Rotterdam March 2017

Sixth Form Student trip to Rotterdam

  Day 1: Two Alderwasley Sixth Form Centre Students and their teachers, Gaynor Wall and Lisa Robinson started their trip to Rotterdam on Monday 6th March. We boarded the minibus which took us to Hull via Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield for lunch. We arrived in Hull at 4:00pm and boarded the ship (The Pride […]

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SENAD Sponsor Community Sports Group

The SENAD Group have sponsored a community initiative for young people living the Chaddesden area of Derby.  Sporting Communities helps young people to engage with sports and through this helps tackle anti social behaviour. They use public buildings and open park spaces to provide activities for young people to enjoy, engage and network with each other. […]

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Chief Executive Officer Addresses Delegates at International Conductive Education Conference

Brian Jones, Chief Executive Officer of the SENAD Group joined delegates at the Conductive Education Professional Education Group (CEPEG) 12th annual conference which took place at the Curve Theatre on March 11th. The conference, titled Conductive Education is our Superpower! was hosted by Leicestershire’s conductive education centre Steps and attracted 150 delegates from across the […]

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Alderwasley Staff Teach Yoga to Residential Students.

Since the beginning of the Year, Jasmine Wardle–Peck, Residential Support Worker at Alderwasley Hall School has started a stretch class for the residential students. The yoga class take place on a Tuesday evening. Jasmine has done a lot of yoga in her own personal time and felt it would help the young people relax during the […]

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Alderwasley share their expertise with colleagues from across Leicestershire.

On 23rd September a team of practitioners from Alderwasley Hall School   participated in a conference hosted by our Academy Alliance   partners (Ash Field Teaching  Academy). The topic for the day was improving the mental wellbeing of young people and was attended by colleagues from a range of schools (SEN and Mainstream) from across the Leicestershire area A […]

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Alderwasley Hall Summer Fayre Raises Money for School Trust Fund

This years Summer Fayre at Alderwasley Hall School has raised a magnificent £2075 which, considering we had a very wet day, is more than we’d expected! Visitor numbers were down because of the weather, so we’re really happy with this result. Thank you to all those who took part and those who came along to […]

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Alderwasley Students Share Auschwitz Trip Experience

Two students from Alderwasley Hall Sixth Form Centre shared their experience of their recent School trip to Auschwitz, with fellow students, teachers and parents. As well as informative PowerPoint slides the presentation involved lots of audience participation, which made it extremely interesting and really brought the subject to life. Twenty volunteers were asked to stand in a square that the presenters had marked […]

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Burton Based Transition Home Receives Praise From Inspectors

One Nine Five

One Nine Five, the SENAD Groups transitional home for young adults with learning difficulties and complex needs, has received praise from the Care Quality Commission in their latest inspection report. The home, which is based in Burton on Trent in Staffordshire focuses on the transition of young adults to a more independent life. Following conversations with staff, […]

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