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Additional Learning Needs

Anghenion Dysgu Ychwanegol (ADY)

 Additional Learning Needs (ALN)



The whole team at Penderyn Primary School is committed to providing a welcoming and stimulating environment to support and develop the learning all children. Our school is staffed by a team of qualified teachers and teaching assistance who provide a broad and balanced curriculum that allows children to develop, learn and grow. The children's wellbeing and learning are the centre of everything that we do here in Penderyn.


The ALN Reform Bill  

All schools in Wales are in the process of moving from the Special Education Needs structure to the new Additional Learning Needs Educational Tribunal Act as of September 2021. Please find information on this page. Remember if you need clarification / information contact school. Our named ALNCO (Additional Learning Needs Coordinator) is Miss C Jones.


The Changes

We are currently adapting our practice to meet the requirements of the new legislative around Additional Learning Needs Provision.  

At Penderyn we are following the Act and will be fully implementing over a three year period. The  objective of the changes is a fair system for all leaners with ALN, putting the learner at the heart of everything that happens. 

The ALNCO will be responsible for carrying out any changes, including the induction of Individual Development Plant(IDP). IDP's will replace the existing Statements of Special Educational Needs and some Individual Education Plans (IEPs). We have revised our ALN register and the criteria of the children that will be receiving an IDP. All other children will be receiving Universal Provision.


All areas of school life are inclusive and tailored to the children providing challenge, support, support and encouragement. All of our class teacher’s monitor the individual progress of all children in their class to make sure that the teaching and learning provided caters for the needs of all. We work in a pupil-centred approach involving children, families and school. We identify where there may be a need for targeted universal provision to support the progress of these pupils.

Universal Provision within our school: 

  • Effective differentiation
  • Language Provision
  • Numeracy Provision
  • PCP 
  • One Page Profile 


We have a duty to provide appropriate and effective ALN provision to children that need it. 

Children have an Additional Learning Need if they;

  • Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age 
  • Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for the children of the same age




Welsh Goverment Information

Fact Sheet


ALN Transformation Programme 


Additional Information



SNAP Cymru


Additional Learning Needs in Wales - What's happening? 


A Parent's Guide To Additional Learning Needs


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