ALNCO: Mrs Paula Walsh
Class Teacher: Miss Helen Cutler
What are Additional Learning Needs?
1. The term ALN is much wider in scope than the term ‘special educational needs’ in order to recognise the diverse and complex needs of learners and to reflect a more holistic approach to meeting the needs of individual learners.
2. ALN include persons who, for whatever reason, require additional learning support because they are struggling to learn in comparison with their peers.
3. School pupils may therefore require additional learning support if they have difficulty in learning because for example:
Under the Education Act 1996 (section 312) and the SEN Code of Practice for Wales (2002), a child has a learning difficulty if:
(a) he/she has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of his/her age; or
(b) he/she has a disability which either prevents or hinders him/her from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of his/her age in schools within the area of the LA.