Additional Learning Needs

Each child has individual and unique needs; however, some children require more support than others at some time during their school life. Our ALNCo (Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator), Mrs Mees  works closely with the class teachers to identify such needs and after consultation with parents, and the child themselves where appropriate, will decide when a child needs to be placed on the ALN register. The school takes this responsibility very seriously and strives to meet each child's needs regardless of their ability. Children are monitored carefully and receive support either in class or through additional interventions. An Individual Development Plan (IDP) with specific targets for the child to work towards, is drawn up by the class teacher and shared with the pupils' parents. Many of these pupils may require additional help throughout their time in school, while others may need a little extra support for a short period only to overcome temporary needs. Some pupils may need a little bit of additional support but are not considered to have an ALN. These children will be provided with a Universal Learning Provision Plan (ULPP), with the relevant support outlined and provided. At times support is needed from outside agencies including medical or behavioural support, an Educational Psychologist, speech and language therapists, physiotherapist, visual or hearing impairment specialists. The school's ALN Policy can be found below.

If you wish to discuss your child's additional learning needs, please contact Mrs Mees 

The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act can be found here: