North West Area Inclusion Partnership Phone: 0113 278 8283 Email:

About Us

North West Leeds Area Inclusion Partnership

What We Do

The North West Area Inclusion Partnership (NW AIP) has the remit to improve behaviour and reduce exclusions; to facilitate swift referral to support services and ensure that schools are supported with those children who present challenging behaviour or require additional support. The North West AIP champions the outcomes of challenging and vulnerable children and their families. It supports schools and helps them to provide quality education for all with the aim of reducing exclusions by creating viable alternatives. The North West AIP supports the delivery of Children's Services at both a wedge and cluster level. We share the moral purpose and contribute to the vision for Leeds as a child Friendly City.

The North West AIP is a commissioner and developer of services; it co-ordinates, shares and mobilises the immense talents that exist within our schools and links them to the other local support agencies, for the benefit of our children in North West Leeds.

The North West AIP has funded the provision of nurture bases in several North West primary schools ensuring that all staff involved in these settings are given appropriate training to provide successful outcomes for some of our most vulnerable children. Through working in partnership and sharing resources we aim to improve coordination and enhance delivery to enable us to meet the needs of our children.


From Managed moves to Fair Access Panels, from advice and support to supporting a child’s social and emotional development. Your AIP offers a range of services delivered by committed and appropriately qualified/trained staff. For more information regarding our ‘Services’ click the ‘AIP Services’ more

Referral Routes

Whether you are new to the North West or have simply lost touch with recent developments, making a referral couldn’t be easier. Simply click the ‘Our Process’ tab follow the ‘Flowchart’ and once you’ve decided the type of support you require contact your Project Director or Inclusion more

AIP Services

Your AIP provides a range of operational and strategic services that underpins SEMH (social emotional mental health) functions within schools. Our strategic support tends to focus on Fair Access Protocol (FAP) and local area arrangements. We also attend a variety of monthly strategy and implementation meetings more


To enable you to access our expert support at a local level we have introduced a slightly modified process. This helps to ensure that we offer the right support at the right time by the right people. The NWAIP compromises of a number of services, staff and centres that have been created to support North West schools and the more

Our Team

Ian St. Rose

Project Director

Pauline Loftus

Inclusion Manager

Tracy Pankhurst

Outreach Worker

Jill Wood

Co-chairperson NW AIP (Primary head)

Will Carr

Co-chairperson NW AIP (Secondary head)

Peter Gibson

Business Finance Manager

Facts about NWAIP

Primary Schools
Secondary Schools
AIP Funded Provisions