Additional Learning Needs Information
Additional Learning Needs at Trelai Primary School
At Trelai Primary School we care greatly about the welfare and education of EVERY child.
At Trelai Primary School we have a shared vision where staff, governors, parents
and children work together in partnership to provide every child with the best education
possible. We have a committed team of staff who work with our children in group settings
and on an individual level. This is to ensure all children feel happy and secure,
working within a safe environment so they are able to reach their full academic potential.
Interventions that take place are tailored to meet the needs of individual pupils and all
teachers meet regularly to monitor progress and plan the way forward.
We have rigorous systems and processes in place at Trelai Primary that ensures that ALL children’s attainment, progress and attendance is closely monitored, tracked and discussed at set times in the year. Appropriate provision is put in place in order to meet the needs of our children striving to break down any barrier to learning.
Our systems and processes include:
Pupil Progress Meetings
- Progress meetings are carried out with all individual class teachers and the ALNCO twice a year.
- Pupil information and attainment data is analysed to identify progress against all individual pupils’ targets
- Pupils’ needs are reviewed and identified based on available evidence
- Pupil Profiles are updated to meet the changing needs of our children and record of all support a child has received to date
- Possible barriers to attainment and ‘Further Actions’ are identified and recorded for class teachers and the ALNCO to action following Pupil Progress Meetings.
- Pupils who are identified as needing an intervention are reviewed regularly to assess impact.
- Amendments are made to interventions, as appropriate, to improve and maximise the impact of provision and support
- The impact of interventions and support is reviewed at the end of the year , as well as during Pupil Progress.
ALN Parent Guide
Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
The principle of the ALN system (ALNET ACT 2018), as reflected in the Code Of Practice (2021) is inclusive education. At Trelai Primary School meeting the needs of our learners with ALN is a whole school approach and as such is a part of policies within Trelai.
Pupils needs will be met initially at universal provision level where staff, through effective teaching and learning, make decisions and adapt to meet the needs of the individual pupils in their class.
At times a number of our learners, for many different reasons, may need targeted catch up intervention with the expectation that this supports progression removing the barrier to their learning.
For a very few pupils, when a learner is identified as having ALN , that requires ALP (Additional Learning Provision), the school will create and maintain an Individual Development Plan ( IDP).
The way pupils are recognised as having ALN is changing. Parents, pupils and other professionals will be invited to a Person Centred Planning (PCP) meeting to discuss the pupils’ needs and decide ways forward. In the PCP meeting, everyone’s thoughts are recorded and the questions that we consider are:
- What do we like and admire about the pupil?
- What is important to the pupil?
- What is working well?
- What could be better?
- What is important for them moving forward?
At the PCP meeting, it may be decided that your child doesn’t have ALN that requires Additional Learning Provision (ALP) in which case they would not be added to the ALN register. ALP is support and provision put in place that is in addition to and different from what would normally be offered to support a pupil. Alternatively, it may be agreed that your child does have ALN which requires ALP, this will be set out in an Individual Development Plan (IDP) that will set out targets and support in place to help achieve these. IDPs are required to be reviewed annually through a PCP meeting.
The four areas of ALN are identified as:
- Communication and interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Sensory and/or physical
- Behavioural, Emotional and Social
If you have any concerns about your child’s progress, please speak to your child’s class teacher in the first instance.
At Trelai Primary, we pride ourselves in forming positive and mutually respectful partnerships with parents, families and outside agencies to solely support the children in our care and their progress in all areas.
Please contact the school if you are 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 schools to resolve problems.