The National Autistic Society
Following a two-day inspection process in May 2016, Perseid School has achieved its second National Autistic Society Accreditation and is recognised as committed to understanding Autism and achieving the standards for meeting Autistic learners’ needs.
We are incredibly proud to be recognised for our work in teaching and supporting pupils with Autism; the report highlighted that as a school, we understand the importance of parent partnerships, which was supported by the responses from the parental questionnaire: 93.7% of parents stated that they were ‘Happy’ or ‘Very Happy’ with the provision their child receives.
Perseid School is committed to the well-being of the children and young people across the school.
Strengths identified by the inspection team:
Staff Training – the continued professional development of all staff ensures that all of our teaching and support staff have the necessary skills and training to support pupils with autism.
Communication – the consistent use of PECs and other communication support that provides children and young people with a voice, is considered a strength.
Behaviour Focus Group – a strategy developed to ensure students with complex behavioural difficulties are supported to acquire prerequisite skills to learning.
Visual Supports – creative, individualised and well produced visual supports supplement the curriculum across the school to structure sessions and enable access to learning.
As a school, we continue to strive toward developing our provision for pupils with Autism and this accreditation supports us in moving forward.
Observations demonstrated very strong use of TEACCH principles, very evident use of structure and individualised visual supports to signpost transition and change.
International School Award
The International School Award is a globally recognised accreditation that helps to enrich learning and improve teaching by guiding international learning activities.
From introducing international education into the curriculum and embedding it within school culture. This provides young learners with a window to different cultures and countries, helping them to develop as responsible global citizens. We are proud to have achieved this award and look forward to continuing our work as an International School and working with our partner school, The Genesis Academy in Jamaica.
Merton School Sport Partnership and Sports Mark
We are proud to be a member of the Merton School Sport Partnership;
Which aims to ensure that school sport and PE provision is well coordinated, delivered in abundance and of a high standard to the students within the London borough of Merton.
The partnership provides Perseid School with the support and services that enables us to deliver the very best sporting opportunities for our pupils.
Perseid is delighted to hold the Sports Mark ‘Gold’ Award since 2017, in recognition for our commitment to physical education and sports.
Rights Respecting Award
Congratulations to all of our pupils and staff on achieving Bronze - Right Committed!
We are thrilled to tell you that we have recently been awarded the first stage of Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA), Bronze Rights Committed.
As part of our ongoing efforts to become a Rights Respecting School, we have informed the whole school community through staff meetings and school assemblies at Lower and Upper School. We have an active steering group in place, who have regular meetings with our School Council members, senior leadership and governors who ensure that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) underpin our values and decision making in school, that the whole school learns about the CRC and are empowered to become active learners on this subject. All members of our community are enthused to embed the rights of the child into our school.
The next step in our Rights Respecting journey is to work towards the Silver Award, at which point we will continue to promote knowledge and understanding of the Convention throughout our community, embedding its practises to our pupils and our pupils will begin to see themselves as rights respecting global citizens - advocates for equality and children's rights.
We aim to achieve the Silver Award through whole school community promotion, using the curriculum, focus days, artwork/displays and assemblies to teach the importance of the rights of the child, allowing our pupils to make decisions that impact them and those around them, modelling respectful attitudes and language and developing our pupils to be ambassadors for the rights of others.
We are always striving to create the best learning environment for our pupils, and this achievement demonstrates our commitment to promoting, realising and education ourselves and pupils of children's rights, and encourage every member of our community to respect the rights of others. We look forward to achieving the Silver Award, and celebrating the Bronze Award when we receive the certificate.
Healthy Schools London
Having attained the Bronze Award in February, the entire staff body have worked hard together to improve the provision offered for pupils, and we are delighted that this has been recognised. Collectively, the school undertook an analysis of our pupils, highlighting their needs and identifying new actions that will help pupils to achieve and maintain good health and well-being and actively plan for how these will be delivered and measured. In September, we were awarded the Silver Award!
We look forward to continuing our work and delivering the planned outcomes in our efforts to attain Gold status.
We would like to share news with our families, friends, staff and local community that our Governing Board have again been successful in achieving the Governor Quality Mark. The Governor Quality Mark is a national award that evaluates the impact of the work the Governing Body do, on the outcomes for children. The award requires the Governing Board to submit case study examples outlining the difference they have made to pupil outcomes.
Our Governors look forward to continuing to improve the outcomes for our children, teaching them to lead healthy lives and delivering exciting and stimulating methods of learning, to instil a passion that stays with them throughout their lives.
Ruth Miskin Training Accolade
As you know, we utilise the highly successful ‘Red Write Inc.’ phonics programme to teach pupils to read, write and spell. The Ruth Miskin Training Accreditation recognises that our staff deliver the programme with fidelity and passion, understanding what it takes to make reading and writing a rewarding experience for pupils.