Additional Learning Needs

Our aim us to enable students to participate in and benefit from high quality teaching and learning experiences. Where appropriate, this includes accessing the most appropriate, personalised support, when needed. This will ensure students can access and enjoy their learning, make progress and ultimately, leave school ready to thrive, as they begin the next stage of their life.

We are committed to creating an environment where all students can thrive and develop. We work in partnership with parents/carers and other external agencies to provide appropriate support, so our students can fulfil their potential. We recognise that some students have barriers to learning that mean they have needs that are additional to and different from their peers and require particular action by the school.

In September 2021, the reforms for children and young people with Additional Learning Needs in Wales were implemented.  Person-Centred Practice is at the centre of the new reforms. Please watch this short video explaining what being person-centred means and how you as a parent or carer can help to support this.

If you would like to discuss the needs of your child or have questions or concerns, please get in touch with our ALNCo, Mr C Jones, who can be contacted via the office or by contacting

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ALN Transformation

At the end of each term, Subject Areas nominate students for a Subject Award. Awards are given at the discretion of the Subject Area, for example to students who show high levels of achievement or improvement in the subject. Heads of Year may recognise full or improved attendance at various points throughout the year.

The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act (ALNET) has been passed and will be supported by a new code. This sets out how the ideas from the act will work in practice. The draft code was published in December 2018.

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The key messages surrounding these changes are outlined below:


SNAP Cymru

SNAP Cymru is a national charity, unique to Wales, founded in 1986. Its main aim is to advance the education of people in Wales and support their inclusion.


SNAP Cymru offers free and independent information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs (SEN)/additional learning needs (ALN) and disabilities. They give advice and support on a range of issues by following the link below.

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