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.
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.
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
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