At Casllwchwr, we are passionate about Additional Learning Needs.
Children with additional learning needs deserve every possible help in their education. Our whole approach is child centred, based on the child’s individual needs and pace of learning. We strive to encourage each child to achieve to their potential and to recognise that each step on the way needs to be praised and valued. We have created a fully inclusive school ethos where all learners are given the opportunity to succeed, and have access to an education that meets their needs and enables them to participate in, benefit from, and enjoy learning.
The ALN aims and principles of our school are:
To provide a rights-based approach where the views, wishes and feelings of the child and parent or carer are central to the planning and provision of support.
To ensure early identification, intervention and prevention.
To provide an inclusive education with differentiated activities suited to all children's needs and abilities, in a broad and balanced curriculum.
To collaborate and work in partnership with parents, pupils and other agencies e.g. Educational Psychologist, Speech Therapists, Social Workers, School Nurse etc.
Did you know the law is changing, with regards to supporting children with Special Educational Needs? The new ALN reform bill, plans to help children and young people who need extra support to learn.
The system for supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disability in Wales is changing. The Welsh Government is bringing in a new more flexible and responsive system to meet the needs of children with special educational needs or disabilities.
The new system will ensure that:
The new system will be brought in gradually over the next few years (2021 -2024) in accordance with Welsh Government guidance. Here are some of the key messages about these changes and what they may mean for you and your child.
Mrs Smith is our ALNCo. If you have any queries regarding ALN, please get in touch with her to discuss, she is always happy to help.