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Pictor Academy


Pupils from Nursery through to Yr 5 have access to our small hydrotherapy swimming pool for water fun sessions and basic swimming survival for blocks of time 8 – 12 weeks supervised by a life guard and qualified swimming instructor who has received additional training in special needs.

In Yr 6 pupils attend structured swimming lessons at a local Leisure Centre currently Altrincham concentrating on water survival skills and aiming for them to swim 25m. in some circumstances the Yr 6 pupil may only be able to access our hydrotherapy pool because of a risk assessment, medical issues or accessibility issues.

2 after school sessions are provided in the hydrotherapy pool by the swimming instructor for parents to attend with their children.

Pupils identified by the physiotherapy service might also receive blocks of targeted hydrotherapy sessions and our pre-formal group of learners with the most significant physical and sensory needs receive a regular weekly session throughout the year in the hydrotherapy pool as part of their PE and therapy curriculum.

Of our 2018 leavers; 90% (18 out of 20) of our pupils have been certified to swim 25m and are aware of water survival skills by swimming instructors. 2 pupils not accredited were unable to participate; one because of their type of SEN and one through parental choice although private swimming lessons were being provided.

The Teachers aren't as mad as they first seem

Pictor Parent

February 2017

Pictor Academy

Pictor Academy caters for children aged 2 – 11 with special educational needs arising from a range of conditions. A large number of pupils have an autistic spectrum disorder. This means that they have difficulties communicating and interacting with others. They will also have difficulties with play and imagination. Some of our pupils have physical difficulties whilst others may have a language disorder or have a general developmental delay.

Mission Statement

We promote achievement for all and an enjoyment in learning for life

We help each pupil to succeed through a challenging curriculum, innovative teaching and highly trained, experienced staff

We build effective and engaging learning partnerships between school and home

Outreach Support

We are now able to offer the following outreach support to settings:

• observation and advice on meeting the needs of a targeted pupil including strategies, differentiating the curriculum and developing Individual Education Plans

• training packages to support a school in meeting the needs of a targeted pupil

• workshops for staff training and development