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. Doing this helps to create a more prosperous, cohesive and integrated community.

Also working in partnership with SENAD and Sporting Communities are Pattonair Logistics, based in the City. The funding received from SENAD and Pattonair will enable Sporting Communities to run their project for 20 weeks. The project is being championed by Chaddesden Ward Councillor, Jonathan Smale.

Pictured left to right are representatives from Pattonair, the Sporting Communities Team, Councillor Jonathan Smale and Jenny Fearn Group Marketing Manager and Richard Atkinson Financial Director from the SENAD Group.

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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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Work Experience Making the Difference to Students Development

Rowden house School work experience

Susie Bateman, Work Experience Coordinator at Rowden House School has developed an excellent work experience programme. She has made strong links with local businesses and farms to create a broad portfolio of placement options for the students to choose from. Susie works closely with the students supporting their choices and facilitating each work experience placement. The work […]

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Communication and Coffee

On  Thursday 24th November, the Winslow Court Speech and Language Therapy team held a ‘Communication Coffee morning’ to highlight communication strategies such as signing and using photo/symbol support, to enhance residents’ ability to make choices and use a greater range of communication skills. The team created symbol/photo choice boards: the choice to make a request […]

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Inspirational Staff at Rowden House School take the Classroom Outside

At Rowden House School they are fortunate to have a large woodland area in which the students can access Forest School. The sessions are led by David Hughes and Lucy Armstrong –Clarke. This term the great weather has promoted an increase in students accessing the sessions. These photographs show how much fun everyone has been having […]

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Rowden House School Post Sixteen Work Experience

Work-related learning is an important component of the Rowden House School post sixteen curriculum and promotes key skills in preparation for adulthood. Our post sixteen provision includes a very successful work experience program managed by our own work experience co-ordinator, who goes to great lengths to ensure the suitability of each young person to their […]

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West Midlands Learning Campus Summer Fayre 2016

 Many thanks to everyone who supported the Summer Fun Day and Open Day on Saturday 25th June. Despite the occasional shower, it was a success and everyone enjoyed themselves. A particular thank you to all the volunteers who made the day for the young people and residents we support – without you – Saturday wouldn’t of been […]

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Rowden get involved in Community Scarecrow Competition

Bromyard Scarecrow Festival takes place every Spring in the unspoilt Herefordshire market town of Bromyard. It includes a scarecrow parade, prizes for best children’s and adults exhibits, a scarecrow trail for the public with cryptic clues and a special supper on Bromyard Town Green. Each year there is a specific theme, such as “Nursery Rhymes” […]

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Dignitea Party

Thursday 26th May saw West Midland Learning Campus host their first Dignitea Party to raise awareness of the importance of dignity in the care setting and to celebrate Dignity in Action Day. Staff ,residents, students, parents and the Herefordshire satellite homes  were all invited to come along enjoy a drink, homemade cakes and share what […]

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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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