• " The school achieved GCSE results in the top 25% of similar schools in 2017 and 2018."
  • "In lessons and around the school, many pupils are courteous and polite. They engage well in their learning and work suitably in groups and pairs. " - Estyn 2018
  • " High standards of teaching from staff and excellent learning from students, alongside the proactive encouragement of parents, have all contributed to the school's recent success. " - IQM Inspection 2018
  • " In 2018 the school was awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark Award - Centre of Excellence for the second time. This reflects the school's commitment to including all learners. "
  • " The school has a successful Sixth Form in which learners are achieving results in the top 25% of schools in Wales. "
  • " I just wanted to say a huge thanks to your wonderful staff for all the support they have provided for my son and myself over his first year at high school. " - Year Seven Parent - July 2018
  • " The extra curricular activities that are offered via the Engage@Emrys programme are the best in the area. " Year Seven Parent - July 2018

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LEARNING
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    ADDITIONAL LEARNING NEEDS (ALN)    

ALN reforms

 

The system for supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disability in Wales is changing. From September 2021, the Welsh Government is bringing in a new, simpler and more responsive system of meeting the needs of children with special educational needs or disabilities. The new system puts the learner at the heart of everything that happens. It will be brought in gradually over the next few years (2021 -2024).

 

Key Messages

The term Additional Learning Needs (ALN) will replace the terms Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LDD). It is when additional learning provision (ALP) is required to support their education that a child or youngperson will be identified as having ALN.

Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCos) in schools will now be called Additional Learning Needs Coordinators (ALNCos)

The new Code for the new system will cover children and young people aged 0-25.

This means that early years, further education colleges and further independent specialist colleges will now also be included (but not higher education or apprenticeships.)

Emphasis will be on high aspirations and better outcomes for children and young people with Additional Learning Needs (ALN).

The current graduated system of Early Years Action, Early Years Action Plus and Statements is being replaced. All children and young people thought to have ALN will have an Individual Development Plan (IDP). The IDP will replace all other individual plans. IDPs for children under compulsory school age will be maintained by local authorities.

The current phased system of School Action, School Action Plus and Statements will disappear, and all children and young people thought to have ALN will receive an Individual Development Plan (IDP). The IDP will replace Individual Education Plans (IEPs), Individual Behavior Plans (IBPs) or Individual Play Plans (IPPs).

Most Individual Development Plans will be maintained by the school, but where it is considered unreasonable for the school to do so, the Local Authority may maintain them.

There will be more opportunity for children, young people, parents and carers to contribute to the creation and maintenance of Individual Development Plans through Person Centred Planning.

It is hoped that working together more closely should help to avoid disagreements.

All reasonable steps will be taken to ensure Welsh language provision if required

All children and young people who have an Individual Development Plan will have an equal right to appeal to tribunal.

This year, agencies will be working together to share further information with yourselves and provide reassurance about the transformation programme and implementation.

 

If you require additional information, please contact your child's Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator or follow the link below:

https://gov.wales/additional-learning-needs-special-educational-needs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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