Additional Learning Needs

Maes-y-Llan is devoted to help each individual child reach their full potential. We recognise that every child is unique and will have areas of strength and may also have areas where extra support is needed. Through robust differentiation, creating one-page profiles (involving the child and parents/carers), regular assessment and monitoring procedures, involving appropriate outside agencies when needed, appropriate support is put in place to work towards agreed targets. We work hard to maintain good home/school links and parents are always welcome to speak to us if they have any concerns. 

Who to contact for more information or to discuss a concern:

  • Your child’s class teacher
  • The Additional Learning Needs Coordinator (ALNCo), Mrs Jackson
  • The School Governor with interest and responsibility for additional learning needs, Ms. J Elwood

Maes-y-Llan is an inclusive school and children with additional learning needs are taught alongside other children. Lessons are tailored so that all the learners in the class can make progress. This is done through planning ‘differentiated’ activities, in which children have different learning goals within the lesson. Every class teacher is involved in planning, monitoring and providing support for pupils within their class, including children with additional learning needs.

Sometimes a child will have needs that will benefit from additional help from an agency or specialist outside the school:

  • Speech and language therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Hearing-impaired service
  • Visually Impaired Service
  • Behaviour Support Service ANEW
  • Social services
  • TAC- Team Around the Child
  • Police Community support
  • ITas- Inclusion Team around the School

If you would like more information about the new code of practice for Additional Needs, please use the link below:

Delay Letter to Parents (E)

ALN – Info Guide for Parents and Carers – updated 18.11.2021 – English


A few helpful website links: