At Perry Court E-ACT Academy we believe that good pastoral support is essential to make our pupils feel both safe and happy. We aim to build trusting and empathic relationships with all our pupils and their families.

All pupils are given both the time and skills to ensure that they can be expressive about their feelings in our PSHE programme, Jigsaw. We understand the importance of enabling the voice of the child to be heard to promote safeguarding and wellbeing.

The school Thrive Mentor works with students so they can lead fulfilling and balanced lives at school and beyond. Supporting children to understand their individual needs and worries allows them to look after themselves and others.

The school Behaviour Support Officer supports children throughout the school, guiding them in social situations and incidents that may need them to understand and manage their behaviour differently.

Pastoral care underpins personal development to help students feel they belong and enable their self-esteem to flourish, as they feel valued and cared for. Supporting the pastoral needs of pupils may involve working with external agencies. In these situations we ensure that a confidential, professional, non-judgmental and sensitive service is provided.

If you are struggling and feel you need some advice or support for your family, you can call First Response directly on 0117 903 6444.

Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs

E-ACT is committed to ensuring that all students with medical conditions can access and enjoy the same opportunities as any other student and to ensuring that they are able to play a full and active role in school life, remain healthy and achieve their academic potential.

E-ACT will ensure that its academies implement and maintain an effective management system for the administration of medicines to all students in our care in order to ensure that appropriate support is provided to individual students with medical needs.

Please contact our Individual Health Care Plan Lead, Keli Mikdadi if you have any questions regarding your child’s medical needs


We use a range of local health professionals to train and assist school staff in dealing with medical conditions and administering medicine.

Please contact the office if you have a specific question regarding this or any element of the Policy.

Our First Aid Leads at the Academy are Shanie Harcombe and Lynne Francis.

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