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Chief Executive Officer Awarded Honorary Master Degree From The University of Derby

Brian Jones PC VC Chancellor

Huge congratulations go to our Chief Executive Officer, Brian Jones who was been awarded an Honorary Master Degree from Derby University, to recognise him for his work to promote and ensure the equality of education for young people.

Brian has been Chief Executive Officer for the SENAD Group since 2006. Using his significant experience in specialist education with local authorities, the voluntary sector and independent sector, he has successfully led the group in designing and operating high quality education, therapy and care services for young people and adults with autism, speech language and communication needs and mental health needs.

Brian is relentless in his dedication, determination and ambition to ensure that the most vulnerable people in our society and their families are treated with the respect, dignity and have equal opportunities to maximise their potential. He is highly respected figure within the sector and works closely with the Department for Education, educational institutions, including the University of Derby to develop policy and practice that will increase equality for all people with additional needs.

 


 

Aran Students Celebrate Their Library Project on World Book Day

Aran Hall School students took full advantage of their well stocked library as part of World Book Day. The library was opened in 2017 by Welsh author Bethan Gwanas and was put together by the young people, with the support of Eve Patten, Teacher. The library has been stocked by raising money and asking for […]

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Celebrating NAPPI Success

Isabel Campbell of SENAD Community was awarded a tankard by NAPPI UK at the NAPPI Training meeting earlier this month for being one of the two longest serving NAPPI Trainers. Isabel and Wayne Price at Park House were part of the first Group of SENAD trainers trained by NAPPI UK, five years ago. Wayne received […]

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Sporting Communities. Bringing Communities Together through Sport

David Walsh, Community Development Officer, Sporting Communities

The Sporting Communities Team have been busy raising awareness of their work in the local community. They provided games and sports activities at the annual Chaddesden Park, Big 1 event, which took place at the beginning of June. The Sporting Communities’ information bus enabled them to showcase their work with local families, finding out what […]

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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 […]

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Maintenance Marvels at Aran Hall School

A big thank you to Sam and Mark (maintenance) who have been undertaking a lot of work here since the beginning of the year undertaking a refurbishment of Eagle House. Upstairs they have worked on three of the bedrooms for the young people, this involved taking down walls and completely refurbishing the interiors to a very […]

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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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Young People at Aran Hall School Make Outstanding Progress say Estyn.

Young People at Aran Hall School Make Outstanding Progress say Estyn.

Aran Hall School have achieved an overall judgement score of ‘Good’ on both their current performance and their prospects for improvement in their recent education Inspection. The inspection, which took place in April, was carried out by Estyn, the Welsh Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales. The school based in Dolgellau, Gwynedd provides education, […]

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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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