Special needs catered for
We provide education and care for children and young people with a range and complexity of need including:
- Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Speech, language and communication difficulties
- Pathological Demand Avoidance
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Challenging behaviour
- Mental Health Issues
- Severe learning difficulties
Our younger students live and are taught in the hall which enables them to feel secure and supported as they transition from home to school. The familiarity of this nurturing environment supports students as they learn new skills and develop positive social skills and manage their behaviours.
When students reach the age of 16 years they move on to new purpose built classrooms which are located in the grounds. With a focus on transition students are encouraged to take more responsibility for their own learning whilst still have high levels of support from the staff and the specially designed environment.
Support services provided
We have a multi-disciplinary team approach which includes Teachers, Therapists, Care Staff, and specialist support staff, as well as parents and carers. This ensures that all areas of our studentsí statement are met, any difficulties are addressed quickly and effectively, our studentís progress is constantly monitored and we can ensure effective communication with parents and authorities.
Our links with local support services are judged to be outstanding by Ofsted, in meeting the wider needs of our students.
We have onsite Speech and Language Therapists and occupational therapists.
Our Occupational Therapist works closely with teacher and care staff to create programmes which meet the sensory, social and physical needs of each student. The emphasis is on making students skills functional. Our Speech and Language Therapist gives students skills to access learning, function in society, motivation and confidence to communicate and the ability to use their skills in new circumstances and environments.
We also have a Health Promotion Manager who oversees the holistic care of young people. This includes medication and health need, as well as mental health issues.
We also have a Welfare officer who provides an important link with all the services in the school and our young people.
Pegasus School is situated in the village of Caldwell which is five miles from the town of Burton on Trent, on the borders of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire. The school occupies a beautiful Georgian building set in several acres of space which provides a safe and interesting environment to live and learn.
Aims and philosophy
Our aim is to create a social and learning environment that addresses student behavioural difficulties through the development of core skills. We also aim to maintain and develop these targets by on-going self-evaluation.
We have an emphasis on the development of students independent and work related skills.