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.
Our nurture group PALs has been created with Perry Court pupil needs at its core. It gives an opportunity to those pupils with high social needs to thrive, using play and positivity to create happy and positive learning, which can then be used back in the classroom with all.
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-judgemental and sensitive service is provided.
The Family Support Team
Liz McAndrew is our Family Support Worker. She and our learning mentor can help parents, carers, families and pupils with any of the following:
- Family breakdown / separation
- Financial issues / benefits
- Emotional support
- Domestic violence
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 Lynne Francis and Tracey Williams.