The Team

Kerry Jefferson

Head Teacher

Kerry Jefferson

Kerry Jefferson

Head Teacher

  • NPQSL
  • BA (Hons) Education Studies, specialising in Special Needs
  • Professional Graduate Teaching, specialising in Special Needs

Kerry graduated from Derby University in 2010, specialising all teaching and learning for individuals with special educational needs. She then spent four years working in a variety of roles at Brackensdale Junior School – Enhanced Resource, where over 60% of pupils had a statement of special needs in Autism.

In 2014 she moved to St Martin’s Secondary School, Derby as the School’s Behaviour Lead and Class Teacher. St. Martin’s is an outstanding special school for pupils with moderate to severe learning difficulties. During this time Kerry was part of a working party that was put together by the Local Authority, to provide training and support for mainstream school Head Teachers to develop their schools to become more autism friendly.

In 2015 Kerry progressed into the role of Assistant Head Teacher at Old Hall School in Walsall, a school for pupils with severe and complex needs. After five months she progressed to Deputy Head Teacher, overseeing and leading on the Student Council and Student Voice, curriculum and curriculum development, data and progression, safeguarding and behaviour. She also introduced the School’s Family Hub and the role of Family Liaison officer to support parents and carers outside of the school environment. The success of the Family Hub was recognised by the Local Authority and Kerry was asked to lead on the development of Family Hubs in all Walsall Schools.

Laura Barron

Executive Head of Care

Laura Barron

Laura Barron

Executive Head of Care

NVQ Registered Manager Award Level 4 (RMA)
ILM Level 4 Leadership and Management
National Skills Academy Lead to succeed programme
D32 D33 trainer award
NVQ 5 Care Leadership and Management

Laura became Area Manager of the SENAD Groups East Midlands based adult homes in 2016. She joined the SENAD Group in November 2014 as Registered Manager at OneNineFive. She has also took on the role of Senior Registered Manager at Ecclesbourne Lodge, helping the development of both homes. She has worked as a Registered Manager in the care sector since 2007, working in the private sector with service users in their own homes. During her career she has spent some time working for the NHS, as part of the IS (intense support services), resettling individuals with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour from long stay hospital wards to independent living in the community. As well as management qualifications Laura has completed her NVQ level 3 in Care and Level 3 independent living. Laura has also worked as a deputy manager and a support worker across most care settings.

Claire Hancox

Senior Teacher

Claire Hancox

Claire Hancox

Senior Teacher

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education
  • BA Hons with QTS

Claire has worked at Pegasus School since 2000, initially as a member of the care staff, before qualifying as a teacher and moving to the classrooms. As part of the Master’s degree in education she completed the post graduate diploma whilst raising her three young children and now works as Senior Teacher. She has undertaken a range of additional training for the role including TEACCH, PECS, Self-Injurious behaviour, MAKATON and BSL level 2. She has a passion for person centred education and a special interest in Physical Education in special schools and has trained as a special needs swimming instructor.

Phil Grocott

Safeguarding Manager and Deputy Head of Care

Phil Grocott

Phil Grocott

Safeguarding Manager and Deputy Head of Care

Jane Edwards

Transitions Officer

Jane Edwards

Jane Edwards

Transitions Officer

Fiona Hamilton

Health Promotions Manager

Fiona Hamilton

Fiona Hamilton

Health Promotions Manager

Peta Denney

Head of Therapies

Peta Denney

Peta Denney

Head of Therapies

  • B.Sc  (Hons)Human Communication

Peta joined Pegasus School as a Speech Therapist in 1998. Prior to this she worked for Bladon House School, who are also part of the SENAD Group. She now heads the Pegasus Therapy team which includes occupational therapy, psychology, two nurses, an additional speech and language therapist, and an assistant.

 

Di Rowland

Welfare Officer

Di Rowland

Di Rowland

Welfare Officer