Perseid School

Family Learning Programme

Perseid School offers many great opportunities for parents and carers to learn about the strategies that their children are using at school and to see videos of their progress.

Autumn Term 2 2022 Family Learning Programme Timetable

Friday 6th January 2023


 Careers Workshop for parents of KS3, KS4 and Sixth Form

 We will begin to understand the careers education provision at Perseid School which aims to empower and inspire every student as they plan and prepare for their best next step. Underlying every next step are some essential skills which help us be effective. Skills Builder provides a framework to understand these essential skills and the link between these and the pupils learning. We will begin to explore these essential skills to enable parents and carers to ​support their children to build their essential skills at home too.


Location: Upper School Main Hall

Friday 13th January 2023



Friends of Perseid Meeting (FOPS)

Friends of Perseid is a registered charity, allowing us to receive donations and gifts from companies and other charities for the charity itself and the school. The help and support provides life-enhancing benefits for our pupils who have long term complex learning disabilities and healthcare needs. There is an opportunity for families to be as involved as you wish. Families are invited to come along to part of the meeting and find out more about FOPS or choose to take on a particular role if you wish to have further involvement.


Location: Upper School Main Hall



 Friday 13th January 2023


Tamil Friday

All Tamil speaking families welcome! Please come along to Tamil Friday, to meet other Tamil speaking families at Perseid. We have a Tamil speaking Teaching Assistant that can also help to translate. We will start our Tamil Friday this week, by attending the Friends of Perseid meeting.


Location: Lower School Meeting Room​

 Friday 20th January 2023


PECS 1:1 and Symbol Making​

This workshop will provide you with an opportunity for you to make any symbols that are needed at home, meet other parents and have informal discussions about using PECS at home with Camilla Cronin-Reay, one of our PECS implementers and autism specialist teachers, and Rosie Lawrence, our Family Learning Programme Lead.

At the same time, we would like to offer you the opportunity to have a 20 minute 1:1 session with Camilla Cronin-Reay, PECS Implementer, to discuss how your child is doing with PECS at school and to provide individualised support to using PECS with your child at home. If you are interested in booking an appointment, please let Rosie know via Dojo, to help arrange a time slot. Parents have found this very useful in the past and times therefore get booked up quickly so we advise you to let Rosie know as soon as possible. 

Location: Lower School Meeting Room

Friday 20th January 2023


PSHE Prep for Menstruation 

PSHE Leads Kate and Louise, will be running a workshop on Puberty. The first workshop starting at 9.30am will include information on areas of puberty such as personal hygiene, understanding of safe private touch and body changes. This will be followed by information on how to support your child through the changes they will experience when they start their period. You may leave after the first workshop, if the second workshop does not apply to your child.

Location: Upper School Main Hall

Friday 10th February 2023


Merton Information, Advice Support and Service Officer for families in relation to SEND (MIASS)


Led by Fran Turko. More information to follow.



Friday 24th February 2023

Occupational Therapy Workshop 

 More information to follow

Friday 3rd March 2023


Occupational Therapy - Creating a routine at home and preparing for unexpected changes

This workshop will provide parents with knowledge of the benefits of a predictable routine at home, strategies for putting it into everyday practice, and tools for preparing for any unexpected changes. Delivered by Merton and Sutton Education Wellbeing Services.


Location: Upper School Main Hall

Friday 10th March 2023


Tamil Friday

All Tamil speaking families welcome! Please come along to Tamil Friday, to meet other Tamil speaking families at Perseid. We have a Tamil speaking Teaching Assistant that can also help to translate. We will start our Tamil Friday this week, by attending the Friends of Perseid meeting.


Location: Lower School Butterfly Classroom​

Friday 17th Match 2023

Speech and Language Therapy

Zones of Regulation

Friday 24th March 2023


Phonics Workshop

Read Write Inc

If you are interested in attending any of these workshops, please email the office or send a Dojo to Rosie. If a workshop is suitable for you, due to your child's needs, you will be invited to attend by Rosie, or the professional that is leading the workshop, at points throughout the year.

Parent Workshops

Some of these strategies are presented in a group environment, where parents are invited to the workshops that we feel would be beneficial for them to attend. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents of children using the same strategies. Parent Workshops will also enable parents and carers to have training to use these strategies outside of school. They are generally run on Fridays, 9.30-11.30.

Currently, we run termly workshops including: Signalong, Attention Autism, PECS, Social Stories, MOVE and Intensive Interaction. Our annual Coffee Mornings include Read, Write, Inc, Colourful Semantics, and TEACCH.

Tamil Friday

Tamil Fridays take place on the second Friday of every month, from 10.00 -11.15. All families are welcome to attend, however there is a Tamil speaking Teaching Assistant who also supports the group, along with Family Support Worker Tracey.

Stay and Play

Stay and Play is a drop in session from 11.00-12.30. This is an opportunity for parents and carers of children who attend the Nursery Class to come along, with their child and siblings, to have a coffee, play and chat with other parents and pupils from Nursery Class. Stay and Play is run by our Family Support Worker, Tracey, and Nursery Class Teacher, Rosie.

Helping Hands

Helping Hands is a workshop for parents and carers of pupils in Reception and Key Stage 1. It involves helping to make resources for the pupils at Perseid, such as PECS or symbols, whilst being in a relaxed environment where you can meet with other parents and careers from Perseid, and share your experiences with others.​

 Parent Focus Group

Parent Focus Group is a parent group which is led by Clair Jacks from Merton CAMHS and Tracey, our Family Support Worker. Subjects such as Sensory Processing, difficulties with sleeping, restrictive diets, toileting and behaviour are covered. Clair takes up her post in October, and so more information will be sent out to parents nearer the time.



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