Parkland Primary SchoolYsgol Gynradd Parkland

Together we Thrive / Ffynnu gyda’n gilydd

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At Parkland Primary School we aim to: 

  • Meet the needs of all pupils 

  • Offer excellent teaching strategies, classroom organisation, challenge, and differentiation 

  • Ensure the early identification of children with ALN 

  • Implement the whole school Universal Provision that addresses the needs of all pupils 

  • Use a Person Centred Approach (PCR) where everyone has a voice and is involved in supporting a child with ALN 

  • Develop a close working relationship with parents and carers and outside agencies e.g Educational Psychologist, Specialist Teachers, Speech Therapists, Social Workers, etc 



ALN Reform at a glance: 

  • New ALN code to go live in September 2021 

  • The current code of practice is to be phased out by 2023 

  • Code aims to have one coherent system for all children and young people 0 – 25 

  • 2 step approach 

  1. Identify difficulty or disability (ALN) 

  1. Identify additional learning provision (ALP) 

  • IDPs (Individual Develop Plans) 

  1. Legally binding 

  1. Replaces statements 

  1. Teachers will be responsible for writing IDPs for children in their classes 

  1. Schools will be responsible for deciding if a child has an ALN and therefore requires an IDP 

  1. There will be no statutory assessment process 

  1. Schools will be responsible for maintaining the IDP  

  • The new act emphasises 

  1. Views, wishes and feelings of the child must be sought 

  1. Child, parents and carers to participate in all decision making 

  • Schools should be flexible in responding to the changing needs of children 

How Additional Learning Needs is changing

The Additional Learning Needs and Educational Tribunal Wales (ALNET) Act 2018 means that additional needs is changing.

This video will give you more information about how this affects children and young people.