Perseid School

Curriculum

Learning at Perseid is personalised for each pupil.

EYFS Curriculum and Information Booklet 

Lower School Curriculum and Information Booklet

Upper School Curriculum and Information Booklet

The lived daily experience of young people in and out of the classroom'' - Dylan William 

Our curriculum is designed with the needs and interests of our pupils at its heart. This means that pupils' communication skills and the approaches the school adopts to support the development of communication are of fundamental importance.

Linked to this is the importance of a holistic offer that integrates education and therapy targets into a deeply personalised individual learning plan, reflecting where appropriate, pupils’ mental health and well-being needs and their aspirations, particularly in the areas of PSHE, Learning Outside the Classroom and Expressive Arts. Valuing diversity is at the heart of everything we do. We place strong emphasis on pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Our curriculum recognises that our pupils often learn best when they are practically engaged in experiential learning. Our curriculum vision and intent is informed by all stakeholders in our school, including our pupils, who are invited to contribute to annual school development planning, and through our EHCP reviews and evaluations of pupil learning.

Curriculum Implementation

Our curriculum intent is implemented via a range of learning pathways, interventions and approaches. These reflect the pre-formal, semi-formal and formal delivery structures. The delivery structure matches to the following developmental ranges which in turn links to the school’s 3 Star Assessment Framework:

Pre-formal

Semi-formal

Formal

0-18 months

18 – 48 months

48 months+

3 Star Assessment Framework

2 Star assessment Framework

1 Star Assessment framework

We use the EYFS, Adapted Curriculum and Exam Board programmes of study as the basis for content and expectations for our academic curriculum and the Read Write Inc. Phonics scheme. If you would like to find out more about our curriculum, please email our office on office@perseid.merton.sch.uk and we will be happy to help. Additional information is available for families on the Google Drive Home Hub.

Each Key Stage follows a curriculum map which sets out what must be covered during the Key Stage. Schemes of work are drafted in accordance with the curriculum maps, reflecting the needs and interests of the particular group of pupils. Alongside these, our pedagogy reflects our intent to provide deeply personalised learning and includes our pathway provision, Rights Respecting approach, Expressive Arts offer, PE offer, playtime and lunchtime arrangements, therapy and healthcare provision.

In order to quality assure our curriculum, we have trained teachers as instructors in our key approaches and engage consultants and specialists on an annual basis in the area of PECS, Intensive Interaction, Attention Autism, Positive Behaviour Support and the MOVE curriculum, to review and challenge our offer. We keep our Autism provision under close review through the NAS accreditation programme.

Curriculum Impact

The impact of our curriculum on pupils’ achievement is measured through their academic achievement and the achievement of their EHCP outcomes. 

KS4 and KS5 Results

Year group

Qualification

Number of students

KS4 Y11

(7 students in cohort)

Qualification in Personal Progress (E1):

·        Award:

·        Certificates: (13-36 credits)

·         Diploma: (37 and more credits)

 

2

5

 

Unit awards in Personal and Social Development (E2)

·        2 unit awards

1

Qualification in Creative and Media (E2)

·        2 unit awards

5

Unit awards in Independent living unit award: Leisure (ARTS) E1

·        1 unit 

·        2 units

·        4 units 

7

Unit Awards Independent living unit award: Leisure (ARTS) E2

·        1 unit

·        2 units

4

Unit awards in IT Qualification E1

·        1 unit

4

6th form Y13

(6 students in cohort)

Qualification in Perseid Foundation in Personal Development (E1)

Certificate (14-36 credits)

5

Qualification in Perseid Foundation in Personal Development (E2)

1

Qualification in Creative and Media (E2)

·        5 units

1

Trinity Guildhall Arts award

·         Discover

2

6th Form Y14

Further accreditation as an extension

(4 students in cohort)

Duke of Edinburgh

·        Bronze

·        Unit awards 

 

2

2


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2019-2020 8/8 100% 0/8 0% 0/8 0%
2020-2021 6/6 100% 0/6 0% 0/6 0%
2021-2022 4/5 80% 0/6 0% 1/5 20%
2022-2023 8/8 100% 0/8 0%
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