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Pegasus School

The SENAD Group

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Type of service: Residential schools, Respite and short breaks, Schools

A large number of students of all ages need extra help with behavioural difficulties. These difficulties can present themselves in a number of different ways: for instance younger children may be intolerant of peers, structured interactions or everyday situations like going to the toilet. They may present as tantrums, withdrawal, obsessive behaviours, and self-injury. The normal routine of home living or classroom instruction becomes severely disrupted. As some children get older their difficulties can become even more complex to handle. They are bigger, stronger and may have developed inappropriate coping mechanisms involving violent behaviours. This creates extra problems for their carers. Most of our students will have been excluded from full time education. Challenging behaviour against peers, adults or themselves will usually be the reason. We believe that managing challenging behaviour should be allied to providing a varied learning environment. Over a long period of time the student will have had restricted access to learning experiences. We offer a full and broad curriculum to meet these needs. Another service offered by the school is a registered children's home. Other facilities offered by the school are horse riding on another site, gym, adventure play, hard courts, extensive grained play areas, and other facilities on site. Holiday, planned and residential respite services are also open to others outside the school. We have a good music education programme.


Age: From age 8 to 19

Aimed at: Adolescent , Child

Gender: All genders

Registrations & Approaches

Specialisms: Generic

Other specialisms: Challenging behaviour, Learning disability

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Suzanne Pennington - Head Teacher

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01283 761352

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Caldwell Hall, Main Street, Caldwell, Derbyshire, DE12 6RS

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