Perseid School

Upper School

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.

Fast forward a few years, and Kim is now 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.

Rebecca Sanderson, Assistant Headteacher

For Rebecca, working with children and young people with SEND is her passion and consequently this has been the main focus of her career over the years. Rebecca joined the Perseid Upper School Team as an Assistant Headteacher in September 2023.

Her career began teaching in Early Years in a mainstream school, and then in primary and secondary SEN settings. Seeing the impact education, alongside strong relationships, can have on children and young people, particularly in a specialist setting, is hugely rewarding and is what motivates Rebecca every day.

From her first visit to Perseid it was clear that pupils sit at the heart of every decision. She found the relationships pupils have with the dedicated staff team to be hugely inspiring, the fact that pupils have their voices heard and validated and enjoy coming to Perseid’s fun and vibrant learning environment.

Rebecca admires that staff, Governors and SLT have such high aspirations for their pupils with so many exciting, age-appropriate opportunities – the enrichment programme comprising outdoor learning, drama performances and working with external partners truly makes the school stand out.

In the future, Rebecca looks forward to building strong and positive relationships with the pupils, staff and families. She has a particular interest in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) ensuring that all pupils have access to approaches that enable them to have their voice heard.  But for now, she praises the variety of her role and getting to work with a number of pupils and staff across the school.

What do I look forward to most days? It is the knowledge that I work in a school where pupils benefit from strong relationships with their teachers, allowing them to enjoy the exciting, fun and playful approaches to learning, developing a love of learning whilst feeling safe and secure. 

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