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 can provide specialist support via a range of therapies, including speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Art and Health Promotion dependent on needs listed in the young persons EHCP.
Occupational Therapists work with students to enable the development of their motor skills, sensory processing and visual perceptual skills. These are the key skills needed for young people to participate effectively in life tasks, social activities and their education, through functional activities.
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.