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Pictor Academy do not have a Facebook page at present, however, our parents do have their own – they use it to plan events etc.

All details and a link will be available here soon.

9 Mar · Carolyn McGonigle · No Comments

Newsletter 07-03-2020

For previous Yellow pages please see in Parents and Carers   Here you can view the pdf by just clicking the pdf icon - please think about the environment before you print                                                            

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24 Apr · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

Kids to Adults

The 2nd edition of Kidz to Adultz Magazine Have you seen the latest issue?   The second issue of the new Kidz to Adultz magazine is now online to read after being distributed at the Kidz to Adultz exhibition recently.   It’s packed full of useful and interesting articles including opportunities to win prizes such as personalised spokeguard covers and books. You’ll find:   ·        A self-care guide for parent-carers ·        Low cost clothing adaptations that make a difference ·        A guide to moving & handling ·        Autism experiences that have resulted in an inspirational book ·        A remarkable account from a mother where she describes ‘Hurtling down an unmarked ...

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24 Apr · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

Trafford Carers Centre

Trafford Carers Centre April Newsletter About Trafford Carers Centre... Do you support someone who couldn't manage without you? Trafford Carers Centre is a registered charity that supports unpaid carers looking after someone in the Trafford area. Read on to find out how they can help you.   Here you can view the Trafford Carers Centre Newsletter by just clicking the pdf icon - please think about the environment before you print

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24 Apr · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

SMDSSG April Newsletter

South Manchester Down's Syndrome Support Group April Newsletter Hi all,   Please find attached our April newsletter and a membership form for anyone who would like to join SMDSSG.   The newsletter contains information about the following SMDSSG events: Preschool group - next one April 30 Chatterbox Club - next one April 27 Bowling and Pizza Dates for the over 13s Free Fun Dat at the Children's Adventure Farm Trust in memory of Evie Porter Also - other information about events and opportunities that may be of interest to you.   Best wishes,   Bernadette     Bernadette Brooks Group Coordinator South Manchester Down's Syndrome Support Group (SMDSSG) Unit 17, ...

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22 Mar · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

The Link – Spring Newsletter

Welcome to this edition of the Link SEND newsletter! The Link SEND Newsletter | Service Directory DOWNLOAD As a parent or carer of a child or young person who has Special Educational Needs or is disabled (SEND) we hope you will find this termly newsletter useful and informative. This edition includes: · Spotlight On the Trafford Autism and Social Communication Pathway (TASC) · News about this year’s Let’s Talk SEND Conference for young people · Introducing… Jackie Tarpey, SEN Consultant in Autism and Social Communication for SENAS · Updates from Trafford Parents Forum, Trafford PYPPS and FIS Outreach · Short Breaks review and extended offer · Activities and What’s On - including ...

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15 Nov · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

Our Hannahs Success Story

Hannah is one of our ex pupils and we are very proud of her. She never gives up and is so determined. She has cerebral palsy but she did not let the condition affect her passion for football or stop her from playing the game she loves. So when, five years ago, Hannah was no longer able to play on her feet, she took up powerchair football and has gone from strength to strength. Hannah won the ‘Promoting Inclusion Award’ at the 2018 North West football awards. She plays for Manchester United Powerchair Football Team She started competing and scoring goals for the Manchester United Powerchair Club, run in partnership ...

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24 Sep · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

Saturday Fun Days

Saturday Fun Days Following the success of our trial ‘Field Fun Days’ last year we have now set dates for the next academic year. The field will be open to pupils, their families and friends between 11am and 1pm. Children can play safely in a familiar environment. Parents can meet and chat together over a coffee. We ask for a voluntary donation of £2 a family which goes towards field development. Parents must stay with their children and be responsible for them. Come along and join us! October November December January February March April May June 13th 17th To be arranged 19th 16th 16th 20th 18th 22nd we attended the ...

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24 Sep · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

Sensory Garden

Sensory Garden A sensory garden is a garden environment that is designed with the purpose of stimulating the senses. It engages senses of sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound. These gardens are beneficial to those who have sensory processing issues, including autism and other disabilities. Following our ‘Forest School Day’ staff were keen to have a sensory Garden. The PSFA is busy  fundraising for the garden which is estimated to cost £6000. We hope staff, parents and pupils will help set it up and maintain it.

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24 Sep · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

The Wheelchair Swing

The Wheelchair Swing The PSFA has been fundraising for a wheelchair swing. We were awarded £500 from The Aviva Community Fund. Two further grant applications were successful, Holts Breweries donated £3000 and The Altrincham Rotary Club £1000. These donations meant that the PSFA could afford  an Ability Swing allowing all our children to have access to a swing. The Ability Swing is fully inclusive which means our children in wheelchairs can play with their friends who aren’t. It was installed in the holidays and the children are using it now.

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22 May · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

Field Fun

Field Fun Our field days are proving to be very successful. Staff volunteer to open the field for 2 hours on a Saturday once a month. Children can play safely in a familiar environment. Parents can meet and chat together over a coffee. We ask for a voluntary donation of £2 a family which goes towards field development. In the future we hope to invite children from other SEN schools to join us and ex-pupils to volunteer. Come along and join us! we attended the trial field activities at school on Saturday. J had a great time playing on all the apparatus and interacting with his school friends too. It ...

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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