Facebook

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.

15 May · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

What is Class Dojo?

What is Class Dojo? It is an exciting way to share information with you about what your children are doing at school. Photographs and short videos can be added by teachers to your child’s personal school story.  You will be able to share the story with your child when they arrive home from school. This story can only be seen by you, your child and the class team. How do I get it? The app is completely free to download to a smart phone and can also be accessed using a computer via www.classdojo.com You can have the app on multiple devices so both parents/carers can access your child’s story ...

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10 May · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

Disabled Living e-Newsletter

The Disabled Living monthly e-newsletter provides an opportunity for our team to disseminate a wide variety of information which we hope you will find useful. This includes information about Disabled Living’s service developments, new equipment, funding sources, hot topics, training and events, and much more. We distribute our newsletter to over 70,000 people and we welcome your contribution. Each edition will highlight the lesser known organisations and charities which will fund equipment, holidays etc for both adults and children. Did you know there are many hundreds of occupational charitable trusts who will provide grants for equipment? Take a look at page 6. As litigation is on the increase, health and social ...

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8 May · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

GDPR

GDPR stands for: General Data Protection Regulation. The Sovereign Trust ( Pictor Academy, Manor Academy and New Park School) has been working within the guidance of the Data Protection Act which came into force in 1998. However, new regulations concerning your personal data come into effect on May 25th 2018. The Sovereign Trust will follow the new General Data Regulations (GDPR) and will use this as a benchmark for its standards for protection personal data of pupils, parents and staff.  It will ensure that its policy for data protection is used as the basis for collecting, storing, accessing, sharing and deleting personal data. Objectives 1. To ensure that decision makers ...

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20 Apr · Jack Kelly · No Comments

Internet Safety

Create, Connect and Share Respect. A better internet starts with you. Dear Parents and Carers, Today is Safer Internet day. The theme for 2018 is ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect. A better internet starts with you.’ Today we have been thinking about being safe on line, focussing on asking adults for help if there is anything on the computer they do not like. Below are a few useful websites with valuable parental advice about helping our children safe when accessing the internet at home. Please take the time to have a look at some of them there are many helpful tips about parental settings which will help to protect our ...

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22 Mar · Jack Kelly · No Comments

English Woman of the Year

Women of the Year Awards 2018 Winners for the inaugural English Women’s Awards North have been announced following a glamorous award ceremony which took place on the 19th of March at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.   The awards acknowledged and celebrated the achievements of British Women including female entrepreneurs, civil servants, charity founders amongst other professionals, whose hard work, talent and commitment is often under-represented. The English Women’s Awards - North 2018 have been inspired by the success of Scotland’s inaugural Women's Awards 2017 which also showcased some of the most hard working, talented and committed women in Scotland. The awards are brought to you by Creative Oceanic, an ...

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22 Mar · Jack Kelly · No Comments

Change4Life

Encouraging a more physical and active lifestyle to all pupils Got kids? Get a free activity plan for them If you have kids, why not fill in their section of the questionnaire too? They’ll get their own free personalised activity plan full of fun ideas for getting active. For the kids section, click on the button below. Adults can do one for themselves too Change4Life Fun ideas, recipes, top tips and activities to help your kids stay healthy. Make a change today with Change4Life!

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22 Mar · Jack Kelly · No Comments

One step at a time

One step at a time Behaviours that challenge us in children with autism and other SEND serve a purpose. The key to effecting change is to understand what that purpose might be. At the Education show in Birmingham last year our head Jacqueline Wheble explained, this was later published in a magazine. Pupils with autism and other disabilities often display behaviours we find deeply troubling. Their actions may, for example, be preventing them from learning or they may be disrupting the education of their peers. In some cases, the pupil may be inflicting physical harm on themselves or on others. Clearly, we can’t allow this to go on, but how do we begin to address it? The first step is to understand the link between ...

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9 Mar · Jim Sheeran · No Comments

KS2 Kurling competition

Key stage two Kurling competition This event took part in the last week of Spring term. All key stage two classes took part. The winners were Class 14 and the runners up were Class 15. Everyone had fun and some teachers took part with Jill from Class 13 being the staff winner! Well done everyone.

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16 Jan · Jack Kelly · No Comments

Friday Night Youth Club

A new Youth Club for children with learning disabilities has been set up in Urmston. The club has been set up by speech and language therapist Claire Owens, who established the new club at Cheeky Cherubs Community Centre, on Victoria Parade. Claire has had worked in a special needs school for 11 years before helping establish the club for children with learning disabilities and their siblings, which is also gives parents a place where they can meet and relax knowing they are cared for in a fun and safe environment. The club activities included pool, X Box games, disco, table-tennis, trampoline, darts, Lego sessions, sensory room and crafts. "To start the ...

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19 Dec · Jack Kelly · No Comments

Parish Magazine Extract

Best of Friends Many parishioners may be familiar with the outstanding local special school, Pictor Academy, not least because it was recently in the news for winning Best Primary School of the year at the Greater Manchester School Awards. Well-deserved recognition for its exceptional work with children whose difficulties range from physical disabilities to autism or general developmental delay. What parishioners may not know about, however, is the close relationship that's been forged over the years between Pictor and our own parish school, for the benefit of pupils from both. Head of St. Vincent's, Anita Harrop thinks Pictor is "a very special place." Whilst Jacqui Wheble, headteacher at Pieter, praises ...

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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