Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
This school policy has been written to embrace the principles underpinning the Additional Learning Needs (ALN) system in creating 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 principles underpinning our approach to ALN are:
● A rights-based approach where the views, wishes and feelings of the child, child’s parent or young person are central to the planning and provision of support. We have due regard to the requirements of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and also the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)
● Early identification, intervention and prevention
● Collaboration and integration
● Inclusive education
● A bilingual system
The new ALN Code takes effect from September 2021, but the implementation period will be for three years. During this time, pupils with existing Statements of Special Educational Needs and pupils who have already been identified as having additional learning needs will continue to be supported under the previous SEN Code of Practice. We will gradually migrate to the new system in line with the implementation period specified by Welsh Government. However, we will strive to embrace the spirit and ethos of the new Code in everything that we do from September 2021.