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Additional Learning Needs (ALN)

Additional Learning Needs


Additional Learning Needs [ ALN] is the term now used to describe pupils who were previously known as having Special Educational Needs [ SEN] . All schools in Wales have been required to make changes to their current systems. We are working in collaboration with Cardiff County to ensure a smooth transition to the new ALNET Act.


The way that pupils are recognised as having ALN is changing.  Parents for pupils who have previously been placed on our ALN register will be asked to attend a meeting in school to discuss their pupils needs,  to set targets and to decide a way forward. It may be decided that your child may no longer be placed on the ALN register . This will mean that your child will be supported at an Universal level within the classroom. At Windsor Clive, we are well equipped to provide support through a variety of strategies, ranging from in-class effective differentiation to a wide range of intervention programs, specifically designed to allow pupils to develop their literacy and numeracy skills, as well as their emotional health and wellbeing.  Pupils' needs are considered on an individual basis and we ensure that the appropriate support is put in place for each child (which may be on a 1:1 basis or within a small group).


Please note that pupils do not need to be identified as having Additional Learning Needs (ALN) to access this support nor does accessing this support automatically mean that a pupil has ALN.  If you have concerns about your child's progress, please discuss this with your child's teacher in the first instance. 


If we consider that your child may have Additional Learning Needs (ALN) we will invite you in to school to discuss this at a meeting with your child's class teacher and the Additional Learning Needs Coordinator (Mr Boyce). The meeting is called a Person Centred Planning Meeting. [ PCP]  and the thoughts of everyone who attends the meeting are recorded.  School will invite appropriate professionals from health and education as well as parents and pupils to contribute to the meeting.  


The questions we consider are:


  • What is going well?
  • What is not going well?
  • Strengths
  • Challenges
  • What is important for the pupil?
  • What is important to the pupil?
  • What is the best thing about the pupil?


  The following information will give you more detailed information about ALN.




ALN Information links required


If you would like further information about the changes that are happening, please click on the link PDF files below.


ALN Poster for Parents.jpg



ALN Poster for Pupils.pdf


ALN Parent Guide.pdf



Additional Learning Needs in Wales - what's happening?




To see this film in Welsh - go to



ALN Conflict Resolution Information



ALN Conflict Resolution Information.jpg




Support for Parents + Pupils


If you have any concerns please speak to your child's class teacher or contact Mr Boyce[ ALNCo].


If you feel that we cannot sufficiently address your concerns  Snap Cymru is an organisation that provides  support and advice to parents  and pupils and will also work with school to resolve problems.