The Benefits of the Arts for Young People
Thank you to colleagues Katy Brentnall, Head of Creative Arts at Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form and Dr Steve Grant, Clinical Psychologist and Head of Therapies at Bladon House School for sharing their expertise in the Autumn edition of Autism Eye Magazine. The article explores how the arts are not only fun, but done therapeutically they have a host of benefits including improving self esteem, well-being and even job prospects.
“Leaders and staff know every pupil inside and out” is the opening line of the inspection report for Rowden House School. The school was graded as overall Good with two Outstanding judgements, following an Ofsted Inspection at the end of June. The report emphasises the success of the school in re-engaging pupils with a love […]
“Pupils thrive at this school” is the opening line of the inspection report for Alderwasley Hall School. The school was recently graded as outstanding in all areas following an inspection by Ofsted in mid-July. Inspector’s praised the curriculum for its ambition, the staff for their seamless team work, the schools’ wide range of expert therapeutic […]
After 15 years tireless work across the SENAD Group Mark Flynn, Chief Operations Officer has retired and he left the SENAD Group on the 31st August 2022. We wish Mark a long, happy and healthy retirement and send huge thanks to him for all the fantastic work he did for the Group. We’re pleased to […]
Students from Alderwasley Hall School visited Bearded Theory festival at Catton Hall for work experience. They help to set up the kids’ village by putting up bunting and making sure everything was set for the grand opening on Thursday. Bearded Theory is a multi-award winning creative and performing arts festival set in the beautiful grounds […]
After 2 years of virtual open days, we’re pleased to let you know that this year you’re all welcome to join us on Saturday 2nd of July at the lower school site for fun, music, and food. We can’t wait to see you.
Over the past couple of years, interest in our horticulture curriculum has grown immensely. We have a core group of students who’ve produced plants for sale across the school. This has been exceptionally beneficial for the mental well-being of some of our students. Just a few of the benefits we’ve seen are: – being in […]
KS3 enjoyed a 3-day and 2-night stay at Gradbach Scout Camp. Taking part in activities including rock climbing, abseiling, and raft building organised by Acclimbatize, finished off with a BBQ and campfire. Our Primary students also joined in for a one-night stay and enjoyed walking in ‘The Roaches’ to see Lud’s Church, a deep, moss-covered […]
The team at Alderwasley Hall School & Sixth Form team will be exhibiting at this year’s Manchester and Birmingham Autism Shows. You’ll find us on stand E3 in Manchester and A21 in Birmingham. We look forward to meeting you.
Thank you to Kerry Jefferson, Headteacher at Pegasus School & Emma Illingworth, Head of Therapies and Natalie Mills, Assessment Team Manager at Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form for sharing their expertise in articles about Solutions for Sensory Issues and the Importance of a Diagnosis in the Spring issue of Autism Eye Magazine https://www.autismeye.com/
Today is Social Care Day of Remembrance & Reflection. It is 2 years since the start of the pandemic and when the UK went into Lockdown. Today is a day for us to pay tribute to all the people who work in social care, whether that be as a carer, maintenance, part of the domestic […]