Sea View Primary School is proud of the support we give to learners who have Additional Learning Needs. We work with the learner and their family in a person-centred way to identify any learning needs that the child might have and plan appropriate interventions, support and provision. The ALN team also works closely with our Pastoral Support Team.
The ALN team comprises of:
Mr Tiltman -Additional Learning Needs Coordinator (ALNCo)
Miss S Davies - Behaviour Coordinator / Health & Well-being AoLE Lead
Miss Hart - ALN Team Member
Mrs Rabab - ALN Team Member
Miss Thomas - Gross and Fine Motor Skills Trained Teaching Assistant
Miss Smith - Speech, Language and Communication Teaching Assistant & Social Communication Champion
Mrs Saunders & Mrs R Davies - Well-being Team
If you have a concern about your child, please make an appointment to speak to Mr Tiltman.
The ALN System in Wales
The system for identifying and supporting young people who have Additional Learning Needs is changing. To find out more, please click the link below.
Further information can be found here:
Find out how to help learners with vision impairment using a variety of approaches.
Find out how to help learners with hearing impairment using a variety of approaches.
Find out how to help learners with multi-sensory impairment using a variety of approaches.
Find out how to help learners with ADHD using a variety of approaches.
Find out how to help learners with ASD using a variety of approaches.
The time frame and process for moving learners to the new system of individual development plans (IDPs).
How the ALN Act will affect children, young people, parents and carers.
How the ALN Act will affect social services.
How the ALN Act will affect health services.
How the ALN Act will affect local authorities.
How the ALN Act will affect maintained schools and nurseries.
How the ALN Act will affect further education institutions.
How the ALN Act will affect providers who receive local authority funding.
Includes details of the new additional learning needs (ALN) system and how we will put in place the changes.
Guidance to help professionals prepare for a person-centred review.
How to prepare for, organise and carry out meetings that make sure learners with additional learning needs get the help they need.
Guidance for families of learners with additional learning needs on what to expect at a person-centred review.
Guidance for learners with additional learning needs on how to prepare for a person-centred review.
Some children will have areas of the curriculum or learning that they find more challenging or have particular difficulties in. These can include:
In Sea View, we work hard to try and identify these needs early. We do this by using a range of different assessments and observations. If we identify a difficulty, we provide support to the child to help support them. We have a range of strategies and interventions that we use to do this. These form our universal provision. These interventions include:
Details of our Universal Provision can be found below.
When we identify a learning difficulty, we may set targets for your child to work towards. We regularly monitor these targets and set further targets to support your child.
If your child is not making progress towards their targets, we may need to seek further advice from a specialist. There are a number of professionals we can access to help provide support. These include:
If we feel that your child would benefit from seeing a specialist, the school's ALNCo, Mr Tiltman will discuss this with you. The professional may then provide your child with programmes or targets to work towards. These will be added to your child's Learning Support Plan.
If your child continues to have significant difficulties in an area of learning or is failing to make progress, the school will carry out an assessment to determine whether your child has additional learning needs (ALN) that need an additional learning provision (ALP) as determined by the Additional Learning Needs Code of Practice. If it is determined that your child has an ALN that requires an ALP, an Individual Development Plan (IDP) will be written for them by either the school or the Local Authority. The leaflets below will explain the process. As a parent/carer, you will be involved in the creation of the IDP and we will hold a meeting to explain the process.
This depends on the individual child. Some children with Autism or ADHD can manage using universal provision strategies, others need greater levels of additional support. The school will determine this in consultation with you.
If your child has a statement of Educational Needs, these will gradually transfer to IDPs over the next 2-3 years. The school or the Local Authority will contact you to explain the process.
In the first instance, speak to your child's class teacher. Mr Tiltman, the Additional Learning Needs Coordinator is also available to discuss any worries or queries you might have.