News Archive

SENAD Staff Award Site Winners Announced

The SENAD Staff awards celebrate excellence in the quality of service we provide by recognising those individuals that go the extra mile to make a difference to the lives of those who we educate, care and support. 107 staff have been awarded this year, and have been invited to the Group Awards Lunch & Ceremony which takes place in September.

Huge congratulations to all our winners!

SENAD Group Training Manager Wins National Award

Ginette Clarke, Group Training Manager has scooped the Oliver McGowan Training Award at this year’s National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards.

This special award acknowledges the importance of trainers who have incorporated the principles of The Oliver McGowan mandatory training into their training programme. Judges looked for a person who has shown a passion and commitment in ensuring that staff are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to reflect the experiences and needs of people with a learning disability and/or autism, to improve their health outcomes. Ginette also had to evidence co-production at each stage of the design and delivery of the training programme from people with a learning disability and/or autism.

Judges commented “Ginette goes above and beyond in her role, ensuring top notch workforce development and training within the organisation. She is clearly a committed and passionate member of the team who is much deserving of this accolade.”

Ginette was one of six members of the SENAD Group staff team who were shortlisted for this year’s awards. Congratulations to you all.

The National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards celebrate excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities and aim to pay tribute to those individuals or organisations who excel in providing quality care.

Alderwasley Summer Festival Biggest Celebration Ever!

Alderwasley Hall School are renowned for their fantastic Summer Fairs, but this years is set to be even bigger and better as the school celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the SENAD Group. The Festival, which is Saturday 1st July 2023 starts at 11am and runs until 3pm. There will be live music from the school band and other local bands on its purpose built stage, a dog show, lots of great food and craft stalls and lots more… Definitely one not to miss…

Bladon Go Orange to raise funds for Prader Willi Syndrome Association

May is the awareness month for Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Bladon House School staff and students are holding lots of fun events on the 26th of May which is Go Orange Day for PWS!

All students and staff will wear something ‘orange’ in support of people with PWS and raise awareness. The main events on the day are the Treadmill Marathon Challenge and an art competition for the best PWS poster.

 Staff will have the opportunity to take part in clocking up the miles in the marathon challenge from 7.30am with each class having a timeslot throughout the day, ending at 2pm. After completing their treadmill challenge students will receive a certificate of achievement, a PWS wristband or pen and an orange jelly. Art competition winners will receive a PWS baseball cap.

If you would like to make a donation to PWS click here.

Good Luck Everyone!

SENAD Group to Open New Specialist School – Northamptonshire

Edgewood School will be the newest and latest edition to the SENAD Group portfolio. Currently undergoing major building and renovation work, our site in Lingswood Park, Northampton will become a vibrant, ambitious and caring independent day and residential school for young people aged 7 up to 18 years old.

Opening in Autumn 2023, the school will be able to accommodate up to 26 pupils, first starting with day placements (14) and then after completion of the children’s home development, reaching up to 12 residential placements (38 and 52 week). Pupils who attend will have an EHCP and experience a range of special educational needs including: Autism, moderate to severe learning disabilities, speech, language and communication difficulties and challenging behaviours.

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.

We are currently recruiting for the school Headteacher

Easter Fun for SENAD Community Service Users and Staff

It was a very Egg-citing day in Coventry last Wednesday as staff and service users at SENAD Community ( West Midlands) held their Easter party.

There was an Easter Bonnet competition which everyone took very seriously- staff and service users alike!

They also enjoyed an easter egg hunt, lots of Easter treats and ended the day with a nice sing song and dance.

Lots of fun & laughter. Thanks to everyone for making it a lovely day.

Community Team Hold Baby Shower for Valued Colleague

Last week staff at SENAD Community (West Midlands) all got together to surprise their lovely training co-ordinator Bobbie with a baby shower.

Bobbie has worked for the SENAD Group since December 2015 (7years), and has always brought a smile and calm to the office. She will be missed whilst she is on her maternity leave, but we do have Sarah stepping into the helm who know will be just amazing.

Sending lots of love and best wishes to Bobbie and her family, we know she is going to be the best mummy ever and we can’t wait to meet her new bundle of joy.

Jared Celebrates NVQ Success

Jared has worked for SENAD Community for over 2 years and has recently completed his NVQ in Health and Social Care. Jared states he found completing the course challenging but is very proud of his achievement and is pleased he didn’t give up.

Jared has worked with many of our service users and was able to apply his experience to gain further knowledge of the principals of care. Well done Jared on gaining your qualification you should be proud of yourself and thank you for your continued hard work and commitment to SENAD and all those you support.

Jared is pictured with Amanda West one of the SENAD Community Operations Managers.