News Archive

Park House Celebrate Latest CQC Inspection Result

Congratulations to the team at Park House for their most recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission. The Inspection took place in October and graded the service as ‘Good’ in all areas. Park House is a small home based in the lovely market town of Bromyard in Herefordshire. It’s home to nine adults with Autism, Learning Difficulties and other complex support needs. Kimberly Fletcher-Stallard is the Registered Manager and leads a small team of dedicated and experienced care support workers.

Good Luck at the WAGS Award Laura

21/11/2023

Good Luck to Laura Ward, Head of Service at SENAD Community, at this evenings Women Achieving Greatness in Social Care Awards, which is taking place at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square. Laura is a finalist in The Social Care Superwoman (Learning Disabilities & Autism) category.

The purpose of Awards is to highlight and celebrate the incredible achievements of female leaders in all roles and from all corners of the sector, and create a platform to support rising stars and future leaders.

A panel of independent judges now have the difficult task of choosing the category winners. The panel is headed up by Dr Cecilia Akrise Anim CBE, former President of the Royal College of Nursing, carer of a child with complex needs and disability rights activist.

Head Teacher and Care Manager appointed at State of Art Autism School

Edgewood School in Lingswood Park, Northampton is a new ambitious and caring independent specialist day and residential school for young people aged 7 to 16. The SENAD Group, who operate the school, are pleased to announce that the schools Head Teacher and Head of Care are now in post.

Sasha Lees, Head Teacher joins the Group from a community special school in Northampton for children who have a wide range of SEND. Sasha is passionate about ‘the whole child’ and the connection between education, care and family.

Amy Thame is the schools Head of Care. She has worked as part of the SENAD Group team since 2015 and has extensive experience in education, residential leadership and training. Amy is focused on creating an inclusive safe and nurturing community where children and young people are given every opportunity possible to develop the skills for a successful independent life.

The school, which has undergoing major building and renovation work, is due to open in a few months’ time and will work with school and young people with a range and complexity of needs including Autism, moderate to severe learning difficulties, speech, language and communication difficulties.

The school will have 26 places, 14 for day students and 12 for children needing residential placements. All classes will be small with a high staff to pupil ratio and the school will offer a broad curriculum designed to meet the very individual needs of each pupil and supported by a range of therapeutic programmes.

Parents interested in a place for their child at the school please contact our Parent Support Officer on 01332 378 840 or email info@senadgroup.com

SENAD Safeguarding Conference 2023

Being at the forefront of best practice is vitally important to us all at the SENAD Group. Yesterday Senior Leaders across both our Children’s and Adult services attended the SENAD Safeguarding Conference 2023. Thank you to our speakers for sharing their experience and expertise with us all. Carolyn Eyre – Eyre Safeguarding Solutions, Sara Alston – SEA inclusion & Safeguarding, Dean Coady OBE – Urban Pure Solutions. Thank you to our own IT experts, Andy Doughty and Neil Owen for also sharing information on new online safeguarding systems.

Head of Service Reaches Social Care Awards Finals

Congratulations to Laura Ward, Head of Service at SENAD Community, for making it to the the finals of The Women Achieving Greatness in Social Care Awards – The Social Care Superwoman (Learning Disabilities & Autism) category.
The purpose of Awards is to highlight and celebrate the incredible achievements of female leaders in all roles and from all corners of the sector, and create a platform to support rising stars and future leaders.
A panel of independent judges now have the difficult task of choosing the category winners. The panel is headed up by Dr Cecilia Akrise Anim CBE, former President of the Royal College of Nursing, carer of a child with complex needs and disability rights activist.
The awards ceremony is taking place on November 21st at The London Marriott Grosvenor Square.

Pictured Below is Laura Ward (Right) with Nina Sharpe, Adult Care Director at this years SENAD Staff Awards Ceremony Sept 2023

Fantastic Start to the New School Year for Pegasus Students

We are so excited to start this new academic year!! As we welcome in the year please join us in welcoming a group of new students, and staff, who are settling in and joining in with all our exciting learning activities!!

Whilst we have spent quite a bit of time keeping cool in the paddling pools, here’s a snap shot of some of our other lessons this week!

Nominations for 2024 SENAD Staff Awards Open 15th April!

Congratulations to all the Group SENAD Staff Award winners 2022/2023!

On September 18th all winners of the site awards were invited to the Group Lunch and Awards Ceremony, where the overall Group winners were announced and presented with thier trophies and prizes by the Chief Executive, Richard Atkinson and the Directors.

Thank you to Claire Bradford for the great photos…www.claire-louisephotography.co.uk.

Ofsted Grade the Care at Maple View School OUTSTANDING!

Congratulatations to colleagues at Maple View School who have achieved an OUSTANDING grade following their latest Ofsted Care Inspection, which took place in July 2023.

Inspectors praised the team for their committment and dedication to the children which has enabled them to make exceptional progress, including trying activities that their families never thought would be possible.

Read the full report here

Pegasus School Increase Age Range of Students

Pegasus School has increased it’s age range for it’s students from 8 to 19 years of age to 7 to 19 years of age. The change has been brought in to help meet the increasing demand for highly specialised schools to meet the needs of young people with moderate learning difficulties.
If you are interested in a place for your child at Pegasus School please complete our online enquiry form and our Parent Support Officer will be in touch.

Local Authorities wanting to send a formal consultation for a young person, please email: referrals@senadgroup.com