The Team

Martin Carter

Campus Principal

Martin Carter

Martin Carter

Campus Principal

  • BEd (Hons) – London University
  • NPQH

Martin joined the SENAD Group in February 2013. As Principal his role is to lead and develop the range of SENAD services within Herefordshire. This includes Rowden House School, the adult provision within Winslow Court and Cedar Lodge, plus three adult community homes.

Martin has over 20 years experience in the field of learning disabilities, including three previous Headships.  He is committed to person-centred approaches and cares passionately about positive outcomes.

Ruth Nolan

Head of Learning

Ruth Nolan

Ruth Nolan

Head of Learning

  • BEd (Hons) – Bath Spa University
  • NVQ 7 Diploma in Leadership and Management

Ruth joined the SENAD group in February 2013. As Head of Learning her role is to create a consistent approach to the development of learning within the SENAD services in Herefordshire, ensuring that each provision is tailored to the individual’s needs.

Ruth has over 20 years experience of teaching and senior management in a variety of educational settings. During this time she has developed an empathy and understanding of students’ educational, emotional and social needs and is committed to supporting continuing development, knowledge and understanding for all learners and staff.

Sharon Durnan

Administration Officer

Sharon Durnan

Sharon Durnan

Administration Officer

Sharon has worked in Education Administration for the past 18 years, both in primary and secondary schools. She has experience of school admissions and appeals, school/pupil data maintenance,  liaison with Parents and communications and more latterly (in the primary sector) HR and School Business Management. She holds a Level 4 Diploma in School Business Management.  In her role at Rowden House School she will be working with and supporting the Senior Management Team and ensure the effective liaison between school, parents, placing authorities. She will also be scheduling and organisation of the review process for all students, staff rotas for school on a daily basis and pretty much anything else that comes my way!