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Tongwynlais Primary School

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Anghenion Dysgu Ychwanegol - Additional Learning Needs

Additional Learning Needs at Coryton Primary School

Welcome to a new school term. We are pleased to be back in school with pupils this Autumn. It is an exciting time with Additional Learning Needs (ALN) transformation. The Welsh Government reviewed systems around ALN and the mandatory phase will roll out over 3 years from September 2021 until September 2024. 

The new ALN Code is in place.

The ALNET Act is live.


In Tongwynlais Primary School we use Person Centred Practice in review meetings. We have drafted several Individual Development Plans. One Page Profiles share what we like and admire about pupils and what is going well and describe ways we can support their ALN with additional learning provision (ALP). Staff have had regional and LA training opportunities.


We believe in early identification of barriers to learning and interventions. We plan for transitions. We collaborate with others to enable pupils with ALN to thrive. We promote inclusive, accessible learning environments to meet the diverse needs of our pupils. Where pupils have English as an additional language we celebrate this.

We use a range of strategies to assess and help pupils such as Wellcomm, Language Links, Rapid Readers, Handwiting Motorway. Our school ELSA supports the emotional wellbeing of pupils with individual sessions, THRIVE, Lego and social stories. We work alongside LA specialist teams, the Educational Psychology Service, Outreach and health.

We look forward to supporting pupils with ALN again this year!

Additional Learning Needs in Wales - what's happening?

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