Additional Learning Needs
We are determined to deliver a fully inclusive education system for learners in Wales, a system where needs are identified early and addressed quickly, and where all learners are supported to reach their potential.
Children and young people with ALN need extra support to learn. This would be because they:
- find it harder to learn than other children of the same age.
- have a disability that means they cannot use, or find it difficult to use, facilities for learning in the local nursery, school or college.
Some children and young people who need extra help in nursery, school, pupil referral unit (PRU) or college do not have an ALN. This may be children or young people who just need some help catching up.
The extra support given to children with ALN to help them learn is called additional learning provision (sometimes called ALP). This must be written into a support plan called an individual development plan (IDP).
If you have any concerns regarding your child's progress in school, please contact the school ALNCo, Samantha Francis.