Perseid School

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.

The SSAT’s Framework for Exceptional Education is a school improvement and planning tool, built on the philosophy that school improvement is an ongoing process focused on self-evaluation and a celebration of strengths. The Framework helps schools to implement strategic, principled decision-making and supports ongoing school development and improvement.

We are delighted to share that we recently attained accreditation of Transforming Practice in Leadership through Moral Purpose, meaning that Perseid School has met the highest standards of the Framework for Exceptional Education, and that our work in this field is amongst the most effective practice, nationally.

As a school, we chose to focus on this area within the Framework as it impacts all that we do. It addresses the ‘why’ in our role and mission, and our shared moral purpose guides all that we do at Perseid. To have achieved this means that our vision, values and beliefs are embedded within the school and lived daily for every learner, that our leaders act with honesty and integrity, our leaders are committed to addressing disadvantage and can demonstrate transformational impact. It realises that we are committed to high-quality leadership, supporting others and an unrelenting focus on teaching and learning, to improve learners’ experiences and have created a culture in which all members of staff are keen to improve practice.

In order to have achieved this accolade, Perseid School underwent a peer review with colleagues from the Douay martyrs School, Hillingdon, followed by an in-depth review from one of the central SSAT leader team. The wider team, including lead practitioners and subject or aspect leads contributed to this. We are pleased to share that we recently submitted evidence for the SSAT Wellbeing and Professional Development strands, and look forward to sharing more about this in due course.

“The importance in leading through moral purpose cannot be underestimated, especially in a setting such as ours where we are supporting pupils with extremely complex needs”. Tina Harvey, Executive Headteacher

“There is evidence of exceptional leadership practice and commitment to championing the needs of pupils and families…  All networks and partnerships focus on the key question which runs through any conversation in the school “What can we do to help our students achieve their very best?” This outward looking approach and willingness to support others reinforces the school’s belief in serving the needs of its local and wider community”. Steve Pool, SSAT Moderator


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