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Additional Learning Needs (ALN)

For young people with Additional Learning Needs in Swansea.

How Additional Learning Needs is changing

The Additional Learning Needs and Educational Tribunal Wales (ALNET) Act 2018 means that additional needs is changing.

About us

Each local authority provides a service for parents and carers to seek advice and information for children and young people with Additional Learning Needs.

About ALN and getting support

All parents want their children to do well at school. Some children may need more support to achieve their potential.

Types of Additional Learning Needs

Additional Learning Needs (ALN) can take a wide variety of forms and can relate to one or more different areas of learning, such as communication and cognition.

Role of the ALNCo and professionals

If your child has additional learning needs (ALN), they may receive support from a number of professionals, including an Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator (ALNCo).

Assessments and the graduated response

If your child has Additional Learning Needs (ALN), it is important that these are reviewed regularly to ensure your child is getting the right support.

Choosing a school for your child

Deciding which school will be right for your child can be very difficult. If your child has Additional Learning Needs (ALN), there are a number of things to consider.

School stages and transition planning

Moving from one stage of school to another is a time of change. For children with Additional Learning Needs (ALN), these transitions require careful planning.

Specialist services and provision

Information about services in Swansea which support children and young people with more complex needs, including Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) and special schools.

Resolving concerns

Where to resolve your concerns.

Building partnerships with parents

Strong partnerships between parents and professionals are crucial to promoting a child's learning and development. Learn more about these partnerships and the different partners who may be involved with your child.

Frequently asked questions

Questions that parents/carers often ask about Additional Learning Needs.