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.

Rowden House School Celebrate Ofsted Education Inspection

“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 […]

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Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form is Outstanding

“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 […]

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SENAD Group Welcome New Directors

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 […]

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Sharing Our Expertise in Autism Eye Magazine

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

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Marking Social Care Day of Remembrance & Reflection

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 […]

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Awarding Staff for Excellence

In May 2021 we launched the very first SENAD Staff Awards to celebrate excellence by recognizing members of our team that have gone the extra mile to make a difference to the lives of those we educate, care and support.Award winners were announced at the end of the year, with 153 members of staff from […]

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Aran Hall School Praised by Care Inspectorate Wales

Congratulations to all of our colleagues at Aran Hall School. This is the summary from their recent CIW Inspection. “Young people are happy, healthy and safe. They have a voice and, as far as practical, control in making decisions about their lives. They know and understand what care, support and opportunities are available to them. […]

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Celebrating the Impact of Teaching Assistants

Teaching Assistants (TA’s) are pivotal in the care and development of children and we are eternally grateful to them. To celebrate National TA day on September 16th we gave our TA’s rosettes, mugs and hot chocolate.  At Bladon House School we do as much as we can, as often as we can to make sure our teaching […]

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SENAD Group support Derby Uni students’ work on community SEND projects

Four University of Derby students who have provided community support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are the first recipients of a new prize from one of the UK’s leading providers of specialist education and care. The Derby-based SENAD Group has sponsored the prizes of £500 each in recognition of the civic […]

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