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Pegasus School
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Out of County Specialist Provision

Pegasus School is an independent specialist day and residential school for young people aged 8 to 19 years with severe learning disabilities, autism and associated challenging behaviour. Many of our students also have mental health and therapy needs.

The School is situated in the grounds of Caldwell Hall; five miles from Burton on Trent on the borders of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

The ethos of Pegasus School is our individualised approach. Every element of a student’s package is bespoke to that individual; whether that be the number of nights they stay, their specific routine, the input from professional services, diet, cultural and religious preferences, etc.

Until students are 16 years old, education and care are located in one building with onsite professional support services.

This gives us the opportunity to truly build a multi-disciplinary package around the young person. This integrated approach means we are able to fully meet the needs of young people with very complex needs and ensure they make progress, develop independent skills and are able to engage socially with others. This level of support continues when the students move to the on-site college at the age of 16.

Who to contact

Contact name
Caroline Parker
Contact position
Group Referral Manager
Telephone
01332 378 840
E-mail
info@senadgroup.com
Website
senadgroup.com/

Where to go

Name
Pegasus School
Address
Caldwell Hall
Main Street
Caldwell
Postcode
DE12 6RS

Other details

Costs

Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
No

Availability

Age ranges
From 8 years to 19 years
Referral required
Yes
Referral details

Please contact us if you are interested in your child having a place at the school.

Caroline Parker

Group Referrals Manager

Tel: 01332 378 840

Email: info@senadgroup.com

Once we have spoken to your local authority we will carry out a multi-disciplinary assessment to confirm that we can meet your child’s needs and if so what education, health and care package would be required. We will plan your child’s transition with you and professionals to ensure this is as smooth as possible

International students

The SENAD Group holds a Tier 4 (child) Sponsor Licence which enables us to consider applications for students from overseas.

For more information please contact: Caroline Eaton, Group Referrals Officer, Tel: 01332 378 840 Email: info@senadgroup.com

Full up-to-date information for the UKVI (United Kingdom Visas and Immigration)/Home Office may be found at https://www.gov.uk/apply-uk-visa

Inclusion details

How we make our service inclusive


We have a multi-disciplinary team approach which includes Teachers, Therapists, Care Staff and Specialist Support Staff. This ensures that all areas of our students’ needs are met, any
difficulties are addressed quickly and effectively, our students’ progress is constantly monitored and we can ensure effective liaison with parents and placing local authorities. Our links with local support services were judged to be outstanding in meeting the wider needs of our students.

We have a very high ratio of staff to students across both education and care. Class sizes are very small. Ongoing regular training ensures that staff are proactive and flexible in meeting students’ needs. Younger residential students live and go to school in Caldwell Hall which enables them to feel secure and supported as they move between home and school. This nurturing environment supports students as they develop positive interaction and the management of their behaviours.

Residential students are allocated a Key Worker who is dedicated to ensuring that the students’ needs are met and their voice heard. The Key Worker is an important part of our
interdisciplinary team and is a key link between the school and parents.

Staff SEND experience

We have a multi-disciplinary team approach which includes Teachers, Therapists, Care Staff and Specialist Support Staff. This ensures that all areas of our students’ needs are met, any
difficulties are addressed quickly and effectively, our students’ progress is constantly monitored and we can ensure effective liaison with parents and placing local authorities. Our links with local support services were judged to be outstanding in meeting the wider needs of our students.

We have a very high ratio of staff to students across both education and care. Class sizes are very small. Ongoing regular training ensures that staff are proactive and flexible in meeting students’ needs. Younger residential students live and go to school in Caldwell Hall which enables them to feel secure and supported as they move between home and school. This nurturing environment supports students as they develop positive interaction and the management of their behaviours.

Residential students are allocated a Key Worker who is dedicated to ensuring that the students’ needs are met and their voice heard. The Key Worker is an important part of our
interdisciplinary team and is a key link between the school and parents.

We have an interdisciplinary team consisting of highly skilled and experienced education, care and therapy staff.

As part of their induction all staff undertake a comprehensive induction training programme which includes training in
behaviour management strategy. Staff are given additional training over their probationary period which is specific to meeting the needs of the students. All staff working in
Children’s Residential services are supported to complete Diploma Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce and Registered Managers are supported to achieve Level 5
Leadership and Management in Residential Services. Training is regularly refreshed and any improvements and alterations to best practice are cascaded throughout the school.

We have onsite Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists. Our Occupational Therapist works closely with our Teachers and care staff to create
programmes which meet the sensory, social skills and physical needs of each student. The emphasis is on making skills functional.
 
Our Speech and Language Therapists (SALT) work with our students to give them skills to access learning, skills to
function in society, motivation and confidence to communicate and the ability to generalise their skills in new
settings and environments. In addition the SALT is responsible for ensuring all staff receive ongoing training in all aspects of communication.
 
We also have a full time Learning Disabilities Nurse who oversees the well-being and health needs of our young
people. This includes person centred planning, medication, health issues and mental health issues. We also have
excellent links with the local GP practice, Dentist and Opticians in the local town.
 
In addition we have input from a variety of professionals including Psychiatrists and Psychologists and a
complementary Therapist.
 
We also have a Welfare Officer who provides an important link with all the services in the school and our young people. House Meetings are an important venue to discuss a variety of important issues such as brushing teeth; making choices about room decoration and how to respond to the fire alarm.

How our service supports providers / schools / colleges

We work with other providers, and local schools and colleges to develop thier staff skill base and to offer our students opportunities to use services in the community.

Support at key transition points

We understand that changes can be worrying for students and their families and therefore transitions are managed in a timely and sensitive way.

We ensure that students make numerous visits to new settings with their Keyworker. Where appropriate social stories will be used to support students to understand the changes that are taking place. Staff may transfer departments with the student or receiving staff will have had opportunities to get to know the student and have received training to support their individual needs.

From the age of 14 years we start the transition planning process in liaison with parents and professionals. The process involves considering future options and identifying an appropriate ongoing placement that appropriately meets individual needs.

Throughout their time at the school we work to develop life skills to enable students to become as independent as possible as they move into adulthood. This includes building their confidence and self-esteem, developing their communication skills, giving them the ability to self-manage their behaviours and social skills, the ability to keep themselves safe, developing their ability to take care of personal hygiene and basic shopping and cooking skills.

Other local or national support

Please visit our website parents resources page

Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints

We have a complaints policy which is accessible from our website. Please visit www.senadgroup.com/pegasus

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Last updated: 06/01/2020

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