We are thrilled to share with our families, friends and local community that our efforts in blazing a trail for holistic learning and striving to deliver our pupils the highest quality provision have been recognised by many national initiatives. Please click the links below to find out more about our rewarded efforts.
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.
Strengths identified by the inspection team:
Perseid School is committed to the well-being of the children and young people across the school.
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 Silver: Rights Aware.
The convention relates to 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and sets out the rights that they are entitled to, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any status; and how adults and governments must work together to make sure every child enjoys their rights.
By participating in the RRSA award, Perseid School has embedded these values into daily school life, providing pupils with the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives as responsible and active citizens.
Building upon our achievement of the Bronze Award: Rights Committed in February 2018, we attained the Silver Award: Rights Aware accolade in March 2019 and were thrilled that pupils and staff hard work in implementing and embedding the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in our policy, practice and culture.
Led by Middle Leader Louise Tidey and underpinned by our active UNICEF Rights Respecting Steering Group who meet regularly with our School Council, Senior Leaders and Governing Board, the attainment of the Silver award means that within our school environment, collectively we:
- Are promoting knowledge and understanding of the rights of the child throughout the school community
- Are beginning to see the positive impact of our actions outlined in our Action Plan on our children, young people, staff and on our school’s ethos, practice and environment
- Pupils are beginning to see themselves as rights respecting global citizens and advocates for fairness and children’s rights, both locally and globally.
The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond. All members of Perseid School have contributed to this through the use of 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 educating pupils on children's rights, and encouraging every member of our community to respect the rights of others. We look forward to working together, towards to attainment of Gold: Rights Respecting.
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.