- 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.
Head of Care/Registered Manager (Designate)
- Leadership and Management (Residential Childcare) L5
- BA Law
Helen has been part of a very successful residential school for eight years and supported it to improve to become an outstanding care provision and then sustain this level of excellence. As the deputy head of care, she has detailed operational knowledge of leading the service that has reached outstanding. She also understands how to improve practice with team members.
Helen has considerable experience in safeguarding, residential social care, working with young people and families, working with education and therapy teams as well as external professionals.
- 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.
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.
Health Promotions Manager
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.