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Additional Learning Needs Information

Additional Learning Needs


Additional Learning Needs [ ALN] is the term now used to describe pupils who were previously known as having Special Educational Needs [ SEN] .

 The way that pupils are recognised as having ALN  is changing .  Parents for pupils who have previously been placed on our ALN register will be asked to attend a meeting in school to discuss their pupils needs,  to set targets and to decide a way forward. It may be decided that your child may no longer be placed on the ALN register . This will mean that your child will be supported at an Universal level within the classroom. 


The meeting is called a Person Centred Planning Meeting. [ PCP]  and  everyone's thoughts are recorded .   School will  invite appropriate professionals from health and education as well as parents and pupils to contribute to the meeting. 


The questions we consider are:

  •  What is going well?
  •  What is not going well?
  • Strengths
  • Challenges
  • What is important for the pupil?
  • What is important to the pupil?
  • What is the best thing about the pupil?


  The following information will give you more detailed information about ALN.


If you have any concerns please speak to your child's class teacher or contact Mrs Rooney[ ALNCo]. 


Additional Learning Needs in Wales - what's happening?

To see this film in Welsh - go to

Language Links and Speech Links 


This link will take you to a parent portal for the Language Links Programme that we use in school . You can have free access to resources and ideas to support the development of receptive language  and articulation of sounds. 


Language Links Support


Support for Parents + Pupils 


Please contact school if you concerned about the support your child is able to access. We will work together to solve any concerns .

If you feel that we cannot sufficiently address your concerns  Snap Cymru is an organisation that provides  support and advice to parents  and pupils and will also work with school to resolve problems.