Main Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF3 2BA

0113 8879023

East Ardsley Primary Academy

A member of Leodis Academies Trust

What training and development is done by staff supporting those with SEND?

All staff in school have received professional development training in inclusive practice and providing for the needs of all children in our care.



We have a member of staff trained to train others in using the EVAC chair.

Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists work with our staff to train them in delivering the level of support required by individual children.

Several staff are also Team Teach trained.



All staff have Level 1 Autism Education Trust training.

Specific members of staff are trained at Level 2.

Several members of staff are trained in Visual Communication and PECS.


Speech and Language

Our in house Speech and Language Therapist runs regular staff training sessions.  When a need has been identified, she works with staff to train them to deliver the recommended programme of support.



Our Teachers,  HLTAs and Teaching Assistants are highly trained in specific interventions including Lexia, Phonics and Numicon.


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