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Additional Learning Needs


As soon as a class teacher discovers that a child shows signs of having learning difficulties the Headteacher is informed.  At this time the parents are also informed and are consulted regularly to discuss the progress made in accordance with the Code of Practice.


The children are assessed to find their specific problem and the class teacher and Additional Learning Needs teacher plan an individual programme of work for each child.  The children receive further support on a withdrawal basis where they spend some time in either a small group situation or as individuals with the special needs teacher.


We are also able to request the services provided by the Educational Psychologist and the Speech Therapist. If you feel that your child could usefully benefit from these specialists, please see the Headteacher, who will make the necessary arrangements.



We have two KS2 resource classes for children with complex learning needs. These children are allocated a place by the LA. The two classes are small groups where children can experience specialist teaching to meet their individual needs. The children integrate with the mainstream children for lessons as and when it is appropriate to do so.




At Bryn Coch we always aim to identify, support and extend the skills of the More Able and Talented child.

We provide a range of opportunities in school to challenge our pupils in all areas and we advise and encourage

links with external agencies and clubs. We have a More Able and Talented register which is used by staff when

planning the curriculum. We are very proud to have been awarded the NACE Challenge Award for our work

with More Able and Talented pupils. If you think your child has a particular talent, please let your classteacher know.


A pupil has a disability if he/she has a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his/her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. This would require the school to make different provision for him/her.


The school will admit pupils whose educational needs can be met from the resources provided. Where children have a Statement of Additional Needs maintained on them, their admission must be negotiated via the LEA’s Statementing Office on 01352 752121. Admission arrangements for other pupils with Additional Needs, including those who have physical or mental impairments, are set out in the school’s Additional Needs Policy.