Meet the Team
Martin Carter Head of Service BEd (Hons) – London University NPQH
Martin joined the SENAD Group in February 2013. As Principal his role is to lead and develop the range of SENAD services within Herefordshire. This includes Rowden House School, adult provision within Winslow Court and Cedar Lodge, plus three adult community homes. Martin has over 25 years experience in the field of learning disabilities, including three previous Headships. He is committed to person - centred approaches and cares passionately about positive outcomes.
Ruth Nolan Head of Learning, West Midland Learning Campus BEd (Hons) – Bath Spa University NVQ 7 Diploma in Leadership and Management
Ruth joined the SENAD group in February 2013. As Head of Learning her role is to create a consistent approach to the development of learning within the SENAD services in Herefordshire, ensuring that each provision is tailored to the individual ’ s needs. Ruth has over 25 years experience of teaching and senior management in a variety of educational settings. During this time she has developed an empathy and understanding of students ’ educational, emotional and social needs and is committed to supporting continuing development, knowledge and understanding for all learners and staff.
Iwona Makal Registered Manager (Designate) Level 5 Diploma Leadership & Management in Social Care Level 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care, Children and Young People Level 3 NCFE Certificate in Management Level 2 award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities
Iwona has worked for Rowden House School since August 2005 and has significant experience of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable young people with special needs, severe learning difficulties, mental and physical disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour. She takes pride in effective leading, training, supervising and motivating the staff team. During her 14 years of practice as a Residential Support Work, Key Worker, Shift Leader, Deputy Manager, Senior Residential Manager and now Registered Manager, Iwona has continued to maintain effective working relationships with staff, young people and their families.
Updated September 2020
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