Main Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF3 2BA

0113 8879023

East Ardsley Primary Academy

A member of Leodis Academies Trust

What support will there be for my child of young person’s overall well –being and social, emotional and behavioural development?

  • The Designated Persons for Child Protection at East Ardsley Primary School are:

Mrs C Lynch (SENCO/Assistant Principal)

Mrs A McAlinden (Learning Mentor)

Mrs E Mullen (Assistant Principal)

Mrs L Oyston (Inclusion Mentor)

Miss T Holdsworth (Early Years Phase Leader)

Ms S Talbot (Principal)


  • Mrs McAlinden (Learning Mentor) and  Mrs Oyston (Inclusion Mentor) are the first point of contact for pastoral, social and emotional needs.
  • East Ardsley Primary Academy is part of the Leodis Support Services, who provide access to Counselling Services, Targeted Mental Health Services and other Social , Emotional and Family support, should the school request this.
  • Some children with medical needs will have a Care Plan, detailing their care requirements. Some children will also require a Personal Evacuation Plan, in the event of an emergency evacuation of the building or an Individual Pupil Risk Assessment, where strategies may need to be employed to keep them safe in school.
  • East Ardsley Primary School has a structured programme of Personal, Social, Health Education for all children, including weekly Circle Time sessions.  As with all our SEND provision we offer as much as possible at the universal level to support as many children as possible and to ensure we are as inclusive as possible.


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