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  • Monday 18 September 2023 Write Here, Write Now with the Polka Theatre Last term, Tiger Class have had the opportunity to take part in the Polka Theatre's Write Here, Write Now Project and on Friday attended their Celebration Event! They got to perform in a theatre to their parents, friends and other local schools.
  • Wednesday 13 September 2023 Leading Edge Framework for Exceptional Education Perseid School is an active member of the SSAT network, the largest and most active network of schools in the country, helping teachers to empower pupils to succeed, and part of its Leading-Edge Partnership Programme.
  • Wednesday 6 September 2023 Fundraising for a Sensory Studio
  • Thursday 31 August 2023 Wishing Tina Harvey the Very Best Tina joined what was then St Ann’s School in 1993 as Deputy Headteacher, bringing with her teaching and leadership experience in SEN schools in the London boroughs of Southwark and Hillingdon.
  • Tuesday 22 August 2023 Arts Week Arts Week allowed pupils to display their creativity, including an outstanding Art Exhibition, and Sports Week engaged pupils in a diverse array of exciting sporting opportunities. Events were a great success, were well supported by parents and carers, and we are always so pleased to see the pupils enjoy these important experiences. A special mention goes to KS4’s exceptional production of The Wizard of Oz.
  • Wednesday 16 August 2023 Thank you Banstead Downs GC! Annabel and John, current year Captains from Banstead Downs Golf Club came to school this week to see the newly installed scooter store which the club has funded as part of their second year of fundraising for us. Thank you Banstead Downs GC!
  • Monday 7 August 2023 Class of 2023! At the end of the Summer term will bid a sad but proud farewell to our Year 14 6th Form and other school leavers. We wish this group of six pupils the very best of luck in their next chapter as they enter their college placements and start new schools.
  • Thursday 3 August 2023 Head Pupil Spotlight Thank you Hamzah for your exemplary work as Head Pupil over the last two years.
  • Monday 31 July 2023 Innovation Grants We are delighted to share with you that our Careers Leader, Louise Tidey, made an application for a Leading Edge Innovation Grant 2023-2024, which has been successful.
  • Thursday 27 July 2023 Congratulations to Hannah!
  • Tuesday 25 July 2023 The Premises Team
  • Monday 17 July 2023 School Council Visit City Hall On Thursday 6th July, Upper School Council visited City Hall for a work encounter facilitated by our Enterprise Advisor, Angela and supported by our Enterprise Coordinator, Philomena.
  • Thursday 13 July 2023 Parrots visit Chessington! Parrot Class had a lovely trip last Friday to Chessington World of Adventures.
  • Tuesday 11 July 2023 In the Growing Garden Yellow and Orange Pathway have worked really hard this year, looking after their edible playground growing bed.
  • Thursday 6 July 2023 SSAT Membership We are thrilled to share that our school has renewed our membership of the SSAT Special Schools and SEND Network for 2022/23.
  • Monday 3 July 2023 DofE Expedition 22-23 Year 14 pupils went on their Duke of Edinburgh expedition to Bentley Copse Activity Centre on Thursday 22nd June.
  • Thursday 29 June 2023 6th Form Sports Week Last week was Sports Week at Perseid School!
  • Monday 26 June 2023 EYFS go Under the Sea! Fitting with the glorious weather, EYFS have been learning and exploring our summer topic, Under the Sea! Pupils created different sea creatures including fishes, seahorses and lobsters in their art lessons with a variety of tools such as paintbrushes, forks and their feet!
  • Thursday 22 June 2023 A Very Special Visitor Last week, Lord Ian Young of Norwood Green visited Perseid Upper School; Lord Young, from the House of Lords, had a tour lead by one of the pupils from school council, Ajit.
  • Monday 19 June 2023 Perseid School Headteacher Tina Harvey recipient of OBE Tina Harvey, Executive Headteacher of Perseid School was among those named on the King’s Honours List, June 17th, 2023. Tina has been awarded an OBE for services to Special Education.
  • Monday 19 June 2023 Congratulations Martha!
  • Thursday 15 June 2023 EYFS pupils Weekly Walks to the Park Once a week throughout the Summer term, some pupils from EYFS are walking to and exploring the park! The children begin walking from Lower School and aim to end their walk at the park within Morden Recreation Ground; whilst taking in the sights and smells of the journey.
  • Tuesday 13 June 2023 Breaking Bread! At the start of May, some Sixth Form students had a work encounter with a chef who taught the students about the journey of bread, from farm to plate.
  • Thursday 8 June 2023 Lenny Henry Visits Perseid At the end of May, School Council hosted a visit from Lenny Henry who read a short reading from his new book 'Book of Legends, followed by an opportunity for questions and a short discussion.
  • Monday 5 June 2023 Survey of parents using the NHS Special Schools Eye Care Service that is provided by SeeAbility SeeAbility currently provides this NHS funded service across 33 school sites in London under a contract adhering to a NHS service specification. Prior to 2021 we were delivering a similar model of care in a smaller number of schools as a fundraised project.
  • Thursday 1 June 2023 Parent Survey Every year, we conduct a parent survey to gauge individual ideas of your child’s experience at Perseid School. The feedback serves to provides both senior leadership and our governors with an indicator of how the school is progressing towards our targets, and highlights key areas for improvement.
  • Thursday 25 May 2023 Perseid in Parliament Last week, there was a debate on eye care, and Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden Siobhan McDonagh brought attention to the NHS Special Eye Care Service and the challenges faced by those with learning difficulties not having access to eye care. "Parents and special schools have praised the scheme, because school is a familiar place for children and the service is also cost effective for the NHS. It is one solution to many of the problems in eye care: it helps to get children out of hospital services, and it addresses health inequalities for this patient group for just tens of pounds. In 2015, I visited my local school for children with severe special needs, Perseid School in Morden—an all-through school for three to 18-year-olds led by the inspirational headteacher Tina Harvey, who retires after 20 years in July. I thank her on behalf of all her pupils and families and our entire community for her tireless and brilliant work in her school, which is rated outstanding by Ofsted". MP
  • Wednesday 24 May 2023 Beat the Street
  • Monday 22 May 2023 The King and Queen Consort's Coronation Thank you to all of those who attended or contributed to our celebration of the Coronation at Lower School. It was a fantastic opportunity for families to visit our new woodland area, support with planting, and meet other families.
  • Friday 19 May 2023 African Dance Workshop As part of Lower school’s Book Week Celebrations, EYFS pupils enjoyed dancing in an African dance workshop! Pupils were invited to wear their traditional clothes and enjoyed the various African music and dances in the hall, even learning a new routine!
  • Tuesday 16 May 2023 EYFS Decorate T Shirts As part of Book Week celebrations at Lower School, pupils enjoyed decorating T shirts to express themselves inspired by the book, A Family is a Family is a Family. Pupils decorated the T shirts with fabric dye and enjoyed expressing themselves through their decorations! They enjoyed showing off their T shirts in the Cultural Parade in the afternoon, celebrating their work during Book Week.
  • Friday 12 May 2023 The Lunar New Year Early Years have been so busy, we've only just caught up with them about their Lunar New Year celebrations back in the first Spring Term!
  • Wednesday 10 May 2023 Leading Edge Framework for Exceptional Education Perseid School is an active member of the SSAT network, the largest and most active network of schools in the country, helping teachers to empower pupils to succeed, and part of its Leading-Edge Partnership Programme.
  • Thursday 4 May 2023 Careers Week At Perseid School, we are dedicated to providing every pupil with the highest quality careers education, which is pupil-centric, raises aspirations for life, encourages independence, builds confidence and empowers all pupils to plan and prepare for adulthood. Our personalised approach to careers education aims to inspire the potential of every pupil, and support every individual to discover their best next step.
  • Tuesday 2 May 2023 Afternoon Tea Throughout the Spring term, 6th Form students studying Hospitality and Catering have been working hard to practice making and serving elements of an English Afternoon Tea. Pupils enjoyed baking scones, making finger sandwiches and serving tea and coffee. This culminated in a fantastic Afternoon Tea event for students’ families to enjoy, as they created an array of delicious treats and served it to their families. Their hard work has contributed to their accreditation modules which will be awarded to the pupils later in the summer term.
  • Friday 28 April 2023 Louise Runs the Marathon! Congratulations to our very own Louise, who ran the London Marathon on Sunday, in aid of Perseid School. Many of our colleagues enjoyed cheering her along on Sunday!
  • Tuesday 25 April 2023 A Trip to the Olympic Park! At the end of March, Parrot Class travelled the Northern and Jubilee lines and cruised past the Shard on their adventure to Queen Victoria’s Olympic Park, as part of their Creative Curriculum topic: The Olympics! Pupils saw the Olympic stadium, enjoyed a picnic lunch outside the Olympic ArcelorMittal Orbit and were blown away by the size of the Olympic swimming pool in the Aquatic Centre. Pupils has a wonderful time and it was a fantastic end to the topic.
  • Thursday 20 April 2023 Our School Council The Lower and Upper Councils play a pivotal role in the culture of our school, allowing pupils the opportunity to have a voice and contribute to life at Perseid. Last term, Upper Council met with Tess and Megan from the Centre for Sustainable Energy, who delivered an insightful session on Energy Matters, to help our pupils become energy and climate champions in their schools, homes and communities. Pupils gained an understanding of the climate crisis and how to have a positive impact on the world and the future, and they look forward to sharing top tips with their peers soon. Lower School participated in a vote on how they would raise money for Red Nose Day – they decided on a pizza party and wearing bright coloured clothes or their pyjamas to school!
  • Monday 17 April 2023 Easter Celebrations As the Spring term drew to a close, pupils at Lower School were treated to a visit from a very special guest and exciting classroom activities. Butterfly and Ladybird class celebrated Easter through a series of themed tuff trays, art and cooking, it was a pleasure to see them explore different sensory activities, decorate Easter cards and take part in an Easter egg hunt, delivered by the Easter Bunny!
  • Tuesday 11 April 2023 BOOK WEEK Every year, our annual Book Week at Lower School allows the opportunity for our pupils to immerse themselves in literature, exploring a selected novel or author in an array of creative, sensory and exciting activities, that is highly anticipated each March.
  • Thursday 6 April 2023 Our New Facilities Since early 2022, we have been supported by numerous charities and fundraisers in our efforts to create brand new Outdoor Wellbeing Facilities for pupils, to encourage and enhance their sensory awareness, provide opportunities to enhance their communication skills, enrich their lives, support wellbeing and emotional regulation and to support them achieving their potential. We are delighted to share that this term, we were incredibly grateful to receive funding for further facilities and resources, including yoga mats and cricket sets! We look forward to seeing pupils making use of these and thank London Sports Partners for selecting us as beneficiaries.
  • Monday 3 April 2023 MOVE Before the Easter holidays, two of our 6th Form students had their MOVE assessment, which we are they completed with flying colours. Both students worked confidently and with great determination to complete a series of games, plus relay and obstacle races which tested their walking abilities. Congratulations to both!
  • Monday 27 March 2023 Red Nose Day We are thrilled to share that our school community raised £152 for Red Nose Day this year! Our School Councils went to vote, with Lower School choosing to wear bright clothes or pyjamas, and celebrate with a Pizza Party, whilst Upper enjoyed a movie. As always, we would like to extend our thanks to our families and friends for their support during our fundraising efforts.
  • Friday 24 March 2023 Football Panathlon At the start of March, a group of KS3 and KS4 pupils engaged in a Football Panathlon competition, hosted at Gillette Goals.
  • Wednesday 22 March 2023 Boccia Inclusive Competition London Youth Games At the end of February, KS4 and Sixth Form pupils in Matisse and Kusuma Classes were invited to represent Merton in the 2023 London Youth Games, Boccia Tournament.
  • Monday 20 March 2023 Pupil Voice Below is an extract of our Termly Curriculum Report, outlining outcomes of key aspects of the pupil experience and curriculum at Perseid School, Spring 2023.
  • Wednesday 15 March 2023 Link Visits from Mainstream Peers Below is an extract of our Termly Curriculum Report, outlining outcomes of key aspects of the pupil experience and curriculum at Perseid School, Spring 2023.
  • Monday 13 March 2023 Working in Partnership with the National Opera Pupils in Upper School worked alongside our Music teacher Helen and the English National Opera (ENO) on a project entitled Finish This, a project closely aligned with the national curriculum to inspire pupils to create their own music, develop composition and performance skills, introduce them to opera and new cultural experience and promote creativity, collaboration and self-expression.
  • Monday 13 March 2023 Outdoor Learning Below is an extract of our Termly Curriculum Report, outlining outcomes of key aspects of the pupil experience and curriculum at Perseid School, Spring 2023.
  • Thursday 9 March 2023 Local & National Events/Projects Below is an extract of our Termly Curriculum Report, outlining outcomes of key aspects of the pupil experience and curriculum at Perseid School, Spring 2023.

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