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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.

 

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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Exam Success For Bladon and Pegasus Staff

Bladon House staff members, plus a colleague from Pegasus, have been studying towards a Masters in Education (SEND), through Derby University, since January. Two modules, Masterly Academic Practice and Specific Learning Disabilities, have been successfully completed and the group are now studying Foundations of Emotional Education. At the end of the summer term members of the […]

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Pegasus Staff share their expertise at Local Authority Conference

Well Done to Support Workers, Jair Emilio and Bernard Aziegbe, from Pegasus School who presented at the Bexley Social Workers Best Practice conference in September. Their presentation was about the work the school has done with a young person, how we evidenced the work we had done and the outcomes. The conference was one of Bexley’s quarterly […]

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Celebrating the Success of Young People and Staff at Pegasus School

Celebration Assembly’s at Pegasus School are a way to celebrate the achievements of young people over the week and also the work of staff in supporting their progress. The colourful tactile book lists all the recognised achievements made by the young people and the Head Teacher gives the young people a sticker if they visit […]

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Mickey the Mower Joins Pegasus School

Welcome to the newest arrival at Pegasus School.. Mickey the Mower! The Maintenance Team at Pegasus School bought the mower as scrap on ebay and have spent their own time on creating the sit on mower for the young people at the School. Pictured Sitting on Mickey is Dave Hancox, Registered Manager Suzanne Pennington, Head Teacher […]

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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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Schools able to accept international student referrals.

Following our application to the UK Home Office to become a Tier 4 (child) licensed sponsor, we are pleased to confirm that our application has been granted and we are now able to consider referrals for our specialist schools from international students. For more information please contact  Caroline Eaton, Group Referrals Officer, Tel: 01332 378840 Email: info@senadgroup.com

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