Additional Learning Needs at Coychurch (Llangrallo) Primary School.
At Coychurch (Llangrallo) Primary School, we believe that every child should be valued for their individual talents. It is our aim to provide every child with happy memories and the best education possible.
Most support for pupils who have additional learning needs occurs in class. That is, the class teacher will plan a differentiated set of activities which cater for the child’s individual needs. These activities are then delivered by our experienced Learning Support Officers. In addition to this, children may also be withdrawn for a one to one session. We also work closely with external agencies such as the cognition and learning team and the wellbeing and behaviour team to ensure that all our children receive the specific support that they require.
A child has additional learning needs if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability (whether the learning difficulty or disability arises from a medical condition or otherwise) which calls for additional learning provision, beyond the Universal Provision provided for all learners.
A child of compulsory school age that has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she -
(a) has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or
(b) has a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities for education or training of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream-maintained schools.
A child under compulsory school age has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she is, or would be if no additional learning provision were made, likely to be within subsection (2) when of compulsory school age.
A person does not have a learning difficulty or disability solely because of the language (or form of language) in which he or she is or will be taught is different from a language (or form of language) which is or has been used at home.
The same considerations apply with regard to children with healthcare needs. It will be necessary to establish whether a child has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for Additional Learning Needs Provision (ALP). There will be many circumstances where an individual with healthcare needs does not have a learning difficulty or learning disability or where this is the case, the learning difficulty or disability does not require ALP.
The Individual Development Plan (IDP) is the document that contains a description of the ALN that acts as a barrier to the learner in achieving their educational potential and the ALP that is necessary to overcome or mitigate this barrier. It is created through collaboration with the learner and the learners’ parents/carers in conjunction with any other professionals that might be involved.
The very few learners who do not make good progress through universal school provision may be identified as having ALN and require ALP. Where this is the case, the school will need to prepare and maintain an IDP that details the barrier to learning and the ALP it will secure to address the barrier. The IDP will detail the strategies and interventions that are additional to or different from what is normally provided for others of the same age.
For additional information regarding ALN, follow the links below:
Bridgend County Borough Council
Additional Learning Needs in Wales – What is happening in Wales?
A Parent / Carers guide to Additional Learning Needs:
A copy of our SEN/ALN policy can be viewed in the policy section of our website or can be viewed by interested parties at our school.
Should you have any concerns about your child's ALN or you would like an informal chat regarding aspects of ALN please contact Mrs John our Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator (ALNCo) via the school office.