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At Waunceirch Primary School,  we are proud of the support that we offer for learners with Additional Learning Needs. All learners within the school are supported well and we have positive working relationships with learners and their families as well as other individuals and organisations that work with the young person. The support, guidance and interventions that we offer are tailored to meet the needs of each learner individually and this support is monitored and adapted in a pupil-centred way.


In Wales, we want to transform expectations, experiences and outcomes for children and young people with additional learning needs (ALN). To do so, the Welsh Assembly have developed the additional learning needs (ALN) transformation programme, which transforms 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.

The transformed system will:

  •  ensure that all learners with ALN are supported to overcome barriers to learning and achieve their full potential
  •  improve the planning and delivery of support for learners from 0 to 25 with ALN, placing learners’ needs, views, wishes and feelings at the heart of the process
  • focus on the importance of identifying needs early and putting in place timely and effective interventions which are monitored and adapted to ensure they deliver the desired outcomes.


New legislation and statutory guidance is only one aspect, albeit a fundamental one, of the wider package of reforms needed. The ALN transformation programme also focuses on skills development for the education workforce, to deliver effective support to learners with ALN in the classroom, as well as easier access to specialist support, information and advice.


Supporting information is available for parents and learners to explain the changes that will come into place. Below, you will find links to help sheets and further information about how the changes will affect learners and their families. However, if you require any further information about the changes, you can contact us at school and ask to speak to the Additional Learning Needs Coordinator.


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