Additional Learning Needs Information
The Welsh Government has passed new legislation, called the Additional Learning Needs (Wales) Act, and Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Code, which will replace all of the legislation and guidance in relation to special educational needs.
As part of the Additional Learning Needs Educational Tribunal (ALNET) (Wales) Act 2018 the Welsh Government has replaced the term ‘special educational needs’ (SEN) with ‘additional learning needs’ (ALN).
However, the definition of ALN is different and you may find that your child currently has SEN but will not have ALN. This should not affect the support and help they receive in school to access learning.
ALN will cover those who:
Should you have concerns that your child has Additional Learning Needs, please speak to your child’s class teacher, or the school’s ALNCo, Natalie Gibson to discuss this further.
For additional information regarding ALN, follow the links below:
Additional Learning Needs in Wales – What is happening in Wales?
A Parent / Carers guide to Additional Learning Needs:
Guides on the process for parents and pupils as well as information on the appeals process can be found at:
Further information about the ALN Act can be found at: