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Our policy outlines the way in which pupils with Additional Learning Needs (ALN) are identified and supported.

While all members of staff have responsibility for supporting pupils with ALN, Miss Rhian Cory is the Additional Learning Needs Coordinator (ALNCo) at Ysgol Penllwyn and Ysgol Penrhyn-coch.

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The way we support pupils is changing. We are in the process of moving from the old system of Special education needs (SEN) to the Additional Learning Needs (ALN) system. Most children will move from the SEN system to the ALN system over three years.



If your child is currently on the old SEN system, this means that if your child has SEN an Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be created for them. The IEP will set targets to be achieved and outline support. The IEP is reviewed twice a year.



In order to transfer your child to the new ALN system the Additional Learning Needs Coordinator (ALN) will steer a person centred process, which will take into account the child's voice, the input of the parents of the school staff together with the input of any agencies that support the child. A meeting is held to determine if the learner has ALN that requires Additional Learning Provision (ALP).

Having done this you will receive an Individual Development Plan (IDP) notification if a child has ALN or No IDP notice if a child does not have ALN under the definition of the code.


Further information can be found here.

Putting in place the new additional learning needs system between September 2021 and August 2024 (


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