The Pegasus Award is a framework which is gaining increasing popularity as a vehicle to reward progression and promote emotional resilience. With a growing number of participants from primary school up to FE college and from youth organisations, training providers and support services, centres across Devon and Cornwall are adopting Pegasus to help raise academic and social progress. Pegasus is already proving sustainable with data and anecdotal evidence indicating that it is impacting positively on engagement, behaviour and levels of aspiration.
The award is adaptable and flexible and centres are using it in small groups; as a whole-school approach to curriculum improvement and for 1 to 1 intervention. The framework is proving to be an affordable way to engage pupils who are causing concerns but don’t necessarily qualify for funded support through FSM or PP.
Pegasus is based on the reward of relative progression across 4 distinct strands: Exploring the Environment; Skills for Life; Exploring the Environment and Helping Others. It is designed to fit into existing schemes of work and so doesn’t place an additional workload on teachers and staff and it complements the THRIVE framework and Cornwall’s Time 2 Move approach to school PE and sport – including outdoor education. Pegasus is endorsed as a recognised partner of the Cornwall Association of Primary Headteachers (CAPH).