Perseid School

Lower School

Emma Westwood, Assistant Headteacher

With a passion for working in special educational needs; Emma has worked at Perseid School for 11 years.

Emma was attracted to a career in teaching as a result of her desire to make a difference to children’s lives and encourage their love of learning in a fun and safe environment, an aspect of our school that we are most proud of.

As an Assistant Head, Emma sees the future ambitions of our school as developing the use of play as an integral area of pupil development, and places the vision of the Leadership Team as a key contributor to the success of the school. It is the variety of her role – teaching in class, leadership course or university lecture, supporting staff and pupils, developing lessons, mentoring an NQT that Emma believes makes her role so unique.

Seeing the pupils achieving milestones everyday as a result of the staff dedication is inspiring. I love supporting pupils with a structure and routine, but challenging them to achieve and grow everyday.

Kim Bulman, Assistant Headteacher 

Kim began her teaching career as a Teaching Assistant at The Childrens Trust, and this inspired her to seek a career in teaching young people with learning difficulties.

19 years later, Kim is an Assistant Headteacher and the Lead Teacher for behaviour support at Perseid School. Kim values the behaviour support aspect of her role, witnessing how it has progressed and how the development of strategies has had a direct impact on the pupils learning. Praising the dedicated staff and opportunities available to pupils, to put it simply, 'I love coming to work and take great pride in what I do'.

Her ambition for the future of Perseid is to reinforce the focus on holistic education for pupils with a focus on mental health and wellbeing. The importance of mental health is echoed in other aspects of Kim's role, including the development and inclusion of the Behaviour Focus Groups - an intervention strategy for pupils whose behaviour impacts on their learning with a focus on pupil wellbeing.

The school is dynamic, forward thinking and invests in its staff in order to ensure that the pupils get the best education possible - and pupils love coming to Perseid School for the fun and varied experiences and the support and care from the dedicated staff.


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