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  • Monday 28 November 2022 NSPCC Pants Project The Talk PANTS project led by NSPCC helps children understand that their body belongs to them, and they should tell someone they trust if anything makes them feel upset of worried (Privates are private; Always remember your body belongs to you; No means no; Talk about secrets that upset you; Speak up, someone can help).
  • Thursday 24 November 2022 SeeAbility Blog Perseid School Executive Headteacher Tina Harvey has spoken with SeeAbility on the importance of eye care in special schools.
  • Wednesday 23 November 2022 In the Press We are thrilled to have been recognised for our dedication and efforts, in ensuring our pupils receive the correct eye care and regular check-ups, however this would not be possible if not for our long-standing partnership with SeeAbility.
  • Wednesday 23 November 2022 Pupil Voice Pupil Voice is a priority at Perseid and it is elicited in a number of ways to allow all pupils to express their needs and wants. All pupils are given the opportunity to express themselves using their preferred communication method and all voices and views are valued. The benefit is that pupils are supported to develop their social and communication skills, pupils are heard and as a result their self-esteem and lived school experiences are improved which research suggests holds a direct link to improved long term outcomes.
  • Wednesday 23 November 2022 Online Safety The internet is an integral part of our lives and opens up so many wonderful opportunities for connecting and learning. Being ‘online’, however, has the potential to be harmful for users if the correct safety measures are not in place and we know that children and young people with SEN are particularly vulnerable towards the risk and dangers surrounding online content. At Perseid School, students are supported, at an appropriate level, to develop awareness of how to stay safe online. There are many fantastic resources which can support the whole school community, including families, in making the internet a safer place for children. Check out the QR codes below for links to useful websites.
  • Monday 21 November 2022 Outdoor Learning Outdoor learning is a key part of the school curriculum. Outdoor learning is proven to be beneficial to pupil wellbeing and readiness to learn, improving their overall quality of life and school experience. Outdoor learning at Perseid increases our pupils’ opportunities to develop skills beyond the classroom that will help prepare them for life beyond school. Not to mention they also have lots of fun!
  • Monday 21 November 2022 Halo Collective At Perseid School, we are committed to inclusivity and celebrating the culture, heritage and identity of all pupils and staff. We uphold equality, and believe in removing factors that may prevent a member of our community from feeling comfortable and being their true authentic selves.
  • Friday 18 November 2022 School Council Our School Councils are already underway and busy. Upper School Council have been organising the Christmas Card design project, Children in Need Day, the Winter Market and the International Day of Disability. Whilst at Lower School, School Council will be helping Assistant Headteacher Emma in naming the group work rooms and decide how to raise money for Children in Need.
  • Thursday 17 November 2022 Sports Update! This academic year:
  • Wednesday 16 November 2022 Scooter Park Upper School’s brand-new Scooter Park was born out of School Council’s identification that pupils want to spend more time learning outdoors. Throughout the discussions, pupils talked about the benefits to their wellbeing in improving the outdoor spaces, and we are now proud to launch our Scooter Park, with the support of Banstead Downs Golf Club, who raised an excess of £8,000 for the project.
  • Monday 14 November 2022 Emotional Wellbeing Luna, therapy dog at upper, with Anna continues to visit Upper school every Thursday. The pupils are always excited to see her and can’t wait for their turn to be “Luna’s friend”. We now also have had a therapy dog called Lottie join lower along with her handler Sarah.
  • Monday 14 November 2022 The Great Outdoors Pupils from Year 6, KS3, KS4 and 6th Form loved their Camp-out Days last term. These unique opportunities allow pupils to build relationships with their peers and staff and practice their communication and life skills in a different context.
  • Thursday 10 November 2022 Local & National Events/Projects at Perseid Such projects offer opportunities for pupils to take part in national and local community events, contributing to pupil’s rights to be part of a community. It builds on their social skills and offers them a breadth of experience.
  • Thursday 10 November 2022 Annual Achievement Awards Every year we make great effort to have a special focus on our Year 14 Leavers, as they graduate and commence their next chapter at college. This year Monica Henney, Childrens’ Health Commissioner, was our Guest of Honour. Monica particularly commented on the outstanding achievements of our leavers and the effort made to ensure the event was truly special.
  • Wednesday 9 November 2022 Discussing the Impacts of Covid Last week, KS4 + 6th form School Council took part in a focus group to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on our health and wellbeing with Peer Educator Leads who are working with Participation People?.
  • Tuesday 8 November 2022 Careers Education Update Every pupil has the right to the best careers education that is pupil-centric, raises aspirations for life, encourages independence, builds confidence and which empowers all our pupils to plan and prepare for adulthood. Personalised careers education at Perseid School will inspire the potential of every pupil and support every individual to discover their best next step.
  • Monday 7 November 2022 End of Term Disco Pupils across Perseid School had a fantastic time at their end of term disco back in July.
  • Friday 4 November 2022 Growing Radishes Yellow & Orange Pathway and Parrot Class, have had a wonderful time planting, looking after and harvesting pink radishes this term.
  • Thursday 3 November 2022 Sixth Form Update Enterprise - Planning and preparations are underway for the Christmas Market. Pupils are working towards an accredited Enterprise unit at Entry Level 1.
  • Wednesday 2 November 2022 Arts Week 2022 Every year, we celebrate our highly anticipated Arts Week.
  • Tuesday 1 November 2022 Work Experience Before half term, our Head Pupil participated in work experience, offsite.
  • Tuesday 1 November 2022 Visit to the Wetlands Centre! On the last day of Autumn Term 1, Monkey and Giraffe Class spent the day at The Wetlands Centre exploring the local wildlife areas and adventure playground. It was a chance to further explore all that they had learnt in their 'Down to the Woods' topic.
  • Monday 31 October 2022 The Creative Arts at Perseid School The Creative Arts supports all pupils to develop their skills in drama, dance, art and music. The Arts are taught both as a separate subject, and used as a teaching method in other subjects areas. The curriculum ensures that pupils have access to a broad and diverse culture. We believe that the Arts are essential for promoting positive emotional and physical well-being. Learning through drama, dance, art and music supports pupils to make meaningful links to real life experiences, form strong memories, develop a sense of self and allows them to experiment with being creative and independent within a safe space.
  • Thursday 27 October 2022 KS3 Creative Curriculum Update Autumn Term 1: Brilliant Bugs: During this topic, we will develop our scientific understanding of bugs and their habitats, explore plant life and begin to be able to use this information to classify. We will visit Morden Park and the Butterfly House - observing the physical features of the environments and the bugs in their natural habitats. We will also use a range of materials to create a Bug Hotel in the Upper School Camp Out area which will be a suitable home for many bugs.
  • Wednesday 26 October 2022 Sports Mark Platinum Award 2023
  • Monday 24 October 2022 Quality of Teaching and Learning Planning monitoring, learning walks (with a focus on environment and teaching and learning including specific intervention e.g. TEACCH) and observation week enables the leadership team to maintain oversight of the teaching and learning taking place at both Lower and Upper school.
  • Thursday 20 October 2022 Thank a Trainer Each month, Thrive invites people who have experienced Thrive training to thank a trainer who has consistently demonstrated a high degree of excellence and delegate care.
  • Tuesday 18 October 2022 Brilliant Bugs This photo is from this term, in Van Gogh Class' new Creative Curriculum topic Brilliant Bugs.
  • Wednesday 12 October 2022 Cross Country
  • Thursday 6 October 2022 Class Charters Early in September, Perseid Upper School Council worked together on creating their class charters.
  • Tuesday 4 October 2022 Pets as Therapy Lower School were very happy to meet Lottie, our new therapy dog this week. Pupils were really happy and engaged by her, and she was very excited to meet our pupils!
  • Monday 12 September 2022 EYFS Welcome Party
  • Monday 5 September 2022 A Recording Session In July, Upper School pupil Asma from Kusuma Class won the Jack Petchey Award, for her achievements in music.
  • Thursday 1 September 2022 Music For All At the end of the last academic year, pupils at Upper School attended a harp concert, funded by Music For All, a charity dedicated to changing lives across the UK by improving access to music making and helping disadvantaged music makers experience the joys and far-reaching benefits of making music.
  • Tuesday 30 August 2022 The Summer Term Curriculum 2022 Over the summer holidays, we take time to reflect on key aspects of our school provision and the summer term.
  • Thursday 25 August 2022 Link Visits from Mainstream Peers Over the summer holidays, we take time to reflect on key aspects of our school provision and the summer term.
  • Monday 22 August 2022 Pupil Voice Over the summer holidays, we take time to reflect on key aspects of our school provision and the summer term.
  • Thursday 18 August 2022 Transition Over the summer holidays, we take time to reflect on key aspects of our school provision and the summer term.
  • Monday 15 August 2022 In the Community Over the summer holidays, we take time to reflect on key aspects of our school provision and the summer term.
  • Friday 12 August 2022 Celebrations Over the summer holidays, we take time to reflect on key aspects of our school provision and the summer term.
  • Monday 8 August 2022 Emotional Wellbeing and Outdoor Learning Over the summer holidays, we take time to reflect on key aspects of our school provision and the summer term.
  • Thursday 4 August 2022 Creative Arts at Perseid Over the summer holidays, we take time to reflect on key aspects of our school provision and the summer term.
  • Monday 1 August 2022 Planning, Monitoring And Learning Walk Weeks Over the summer holidays, we take time to reflect on key aspects of our school provision and the summer term.
  • Wednesday 27 July 2022 End of Term Celebrations Last Thursday, Upper School pupils eagerly awaited, and thoroughly enjoyed, the annual Upper School Disco.
  • Monday 25 July 2022 Swimming Gala 2022!
  • Friday 22 July 2022 School Council Outing On Monday 11th July, School Council members were taken on a reward trip, to see Minions: Rise of Gru film at Sutton cinema.
  • Wednesday 20 July 2022 EYFS Party Last Friday, the parents and pupils from Butterfly and Ladybird Class were invited to an end of year party. The party was a perfect opportunity to celebrate all of the wonderful things pupil have achieved, completed and participated in, over the past year.
  • Tuesday 19 July 2022 Woodland Sweeping This term, Lower School pupils enjoyed a trip to Morden Hall Park for a session of 'Woodland Sweeping'.
  • Monday 11 July 2022 Edible Garden Parrot Class had a lovely session with Tree's for Cities in the penultimate week of term, in the Edible Playground. Pupils really enjoyed picking the lettuce and camomile they had planted and loved seeing their big tall Sunflowers grow, after their hard work in planting and taking care of them.
  • Thursday 7 July 2022 Hobgoblin Lower School were very excited to welcome the Hobgoblin Theatre this week, who came to perform Jack and the Beanstalk for them. Pupils had a lovely time watching a fun performance, and then engaging in a Drama workshop linked to what they watched and their learning.

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