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The staff at Paces have taught our son how to walk independently around the school and at home and safely outside using single walking sticks. He has become a very independent young person who was told at a young age it was unlikely that he would ever walk A Paces Parent
Being able to
focuses on ability, not disability
Whats Conductive Education about?
Small Beginnings 1980s, 1990s
In the 1980s a small group of parents were casting around trying to find a better way of supporting their children with Cerebral Palsy and physical disabilities.
They heard about
THE PET INSTITUTE in Hungary, founded by
1893 - 1967
Conductive Education He believed in a holistic approach to education: the development of the whole child socially and emotionally, along with movement, speech, mental ability, communication, self-care and cognitive
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His work was later continued by DR.MRIA HRI OBE
After visiting the Pet Institute in Budapest with their children over the next few years, the parents realised the great benefits in Conductive Education and the lack of anything similar in north Sheffield.
Paces Sheffield was
formed as an association
Hi, Im Marlow!
It was that sense of
empowerment given to children, of motivation and purpose that drew
us to Conductive Education.
The plan to open a permanent centre in Sheffield had begun!
Karen Hague MBE, Founding Parent
Norman Perrin, First CEO and Founding Parent
It was the first time I felt
confident leaving my daughter somewhere. I knew that even
though she had so many physical complexities they would know
what to do.
So in 1992
From 1992 Paces held annual
Summer Camps for 100 pupils and their families, in association with SCOPE and with 50 Conductors
from the Pet Andrs Institute
Then we heard about an old derelict
secondary school about to be bulldozed
After a MAMMOTH amount of
fundraising and with the Pet Andrs Institute and SCOPE, Paces opened a small school in
1995 in Norton, offering Conductive Education
In 1997 moved to the Paces Campus on Pack Horse Lane in High Green, a prime location just off the M1 motorway
Highly experienced support staff and teaching assistants
Full disabled access
An Inclusive Play Area
A fully equipped Gym
Tree by Martin Fletcher
The Head teacher in 1997
was Trish Monteyne
0114 284 4488
Paces Campus, Pack Horse Lane, Sheffield, S35 3HY
Charity No. 1104356
Company No. 4793176
With Thanks to
Illustration & Design Mary Chadwin
Jan Tippett Norman Perrin Karen Hague MBE Angie Rose Joanne Joseph
Leaping The Void In 2002 we opened our LTV Facility to enable young people with Cerebral Palsy and physical disabilities to create craftwork to sell, continuing their learning into independent life.
In 2002 became an Independent school.
Trish Monteyne retired as Head of School and became Curriculum Advisor, and first Lead Conductor
Elizabeth Janovzski continued the work.
In 2003 Gabor Fellner joined
as the Head of School with his wife
Gyorgyi as a Conductor.
our numbers grew and
We have a no limits approach to Residentials!
In 2008 we moved
Last year in Hope Valley, the Organisers said they had never seen children with such complex needs doing abseiling!
Jan Tippett, Founding Parent
Our Famous Fans!
Our Early Champions GRAHAM MOORE-
Chairman of Westfield Health SIR NORMAN ADSETTS OBE-
Our first Patron CEO of Littlewoods Lottery
HALE & PACE- Comedians, endorsed scratch cards
RONY ROBINSON- Writer and Broadcaster for
BBC Radio Sheffield
In 2011 the Duke of Gloucester opened the newly
Paces collected tokens and
entered the Sheffield Stars Win a Minibus for Your School Competition
AND WE WON!
was Patron of the National Institute and visited the
Pet Institute in Budapest
Tina TurnerJoan Armatrading
We have been named by
Sheffield United as one of the Clubs 6 Charity
Partners, and theyll be helping us with fundraising and
raising awareness of our charity
In 2015 we launched a series of specially designed programmes for adults with neurological conditions brought about by Acquired Brain Injury, Parkinsons Disease, Strokes and Multiple Sclerosis in our
Personal Development Centre
Our Ethos We aim
to create a happy, stable
families supporting their
to involve parents in school life
to develop students confidence,
self image, and positive attitudes towards
learning, giving them a sense of
to ensure that all pupils make progress in line
with their developing abilities
to achieve the highest possible
standards in both teaching and learning
to encourage all pupils to be motivated and independent
to support children to an independent adulthood and to become an active member of their
to use Conductive Education in all
areas of the curriculum and in all
aspects of its activities
We believe that education is
movement and movement is education
Some of our Staff, Children and Young People
Parents as Partners
We need parents to be involved in school life to achieve the best for their child. We offer
specialised information and advice to support them and reinforce their childs learning.
Things we say at Paces School
Step one.. Step two..
Straighten your knees!
1,2,3,4,5, I am standing tall!
My feet are flat, flat, flat,
My back is straight, straight,
straight! Well done everyone,
Well done everyone, Well done everyone, We did it very well
Theres not many schools where the
staff have stayed so longWere a really
good team! Angie Rose, TA
Stand up tall, Stretch your elbows
and your knees, Head in the middle,
Dont anybody sneeze! Feet are flat
and on the floor We are children
All the children are
a success story here!
Its time to say goodbye to all our friends,
Its time to say goodbye to all our friends, Its time to say goodbye,
Time to say goodbye, Its time to say goodbye!
In 2015 we established our dedicated Family Support and Fund Raising Team!
Ways to Support us
Our Website for donations: www.pacessheffield.org.uk/donate
Gift Aid: please tick the Gift Aid Box when you donate
www.giveasyoulive.com : use to book holidays, flights and travel
Follow our funding campaigns on Facebook: facebook.com/paces.sheffield
Put on a Fund Raising Event: Contact Vikki Mallinder
0 1 14 284 4488