Additional Learning Needs

Meeting pupils’ additional needs is firmly at the heart of our practice. Pupils with additional needs are entitled to early identification and support. This is achieved through organisation of teaching and learning in the classroom, reinforcement with parental support or through involvement where applicable of other agencies such as language support or the local authority’s access and inclusion service.

We have an Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator (ALNCo) who works alongside all agencies involved to ensure the best possible provision is provided for the children. Registers are kept of children identified as having additional learning needs in line with the Code of Practice on the identification and assessment of additional needs. Pupil’s progress is monitored by the ALNCo in consultation with class teachers, parents and any additional agencies involved. Every effort is made to review the progress of pupils on the additional learning needs registers with parents regularly.

Our door is always open in Coed-Y-Lan, and Mrs Boulton and Mrs Evans will always be happy to discuss any concerns you may have. Please don’t hesitate to phone the school to make an appointment to come and us.

More Able and Talented

At Coed-Y-Lan we recognise that we have many More Able and Talented children. Individual children are encouraged to develop their attributes, skills and potential within a learning environment that embraces equality of opportunity and provision. Abilities and talents will emerge in a wide range of subjects and fields, it is important to develop the whole child

Disability and Accessibility

We have a policy for accessibility which outlines the school’s approach to ensuring that pupils and adults with disabilities have equal access to the school’s facilities, curriculum, day to day activities and leaning experiences.

Equal Opportunities

The ethos of our school and it’s curriculum are based on principles of fairness and justice for all. No one in the school is discriminated against on the ground of their ethnicity, religion, attainment, age, disability, gender or background.

Information relating to Additional Learning Needs Education Tribunal Act (ALNET)

The Welsh Government aims to transform the expectations, experiences and outcomes for children and young people with additional learning needs.

To do so, they have developed the Additional Learning Needs (ALN) ACT, which will transform the separate systems for Special Educational Needs (SEN) in schools and learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LDD) in further education, to create a unified system for supporting learners from 0 to 25 with ALN. 


A Parent’s Guide to Additional Learning Needs

Children’s guide

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