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.

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 session, we had fun in the soft play area interacting with one another, played darts, we socialised by having our tea from the cafe, we went up on the roof top and enjoyed going on the bikes, trampoline and playing with the bats and balls, we then finished the evening off by having a mini disco.

The two hour sessions, which are held on a Friday (term time) cost £2.The centre is situated at Unit 1, Higher Road and for more information telephone 0161 971 6692

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