At Croesty Primary School we are working to support the creation of a fully inclusive education system where all learners are given the opportunity to succeed and have access to an education that meets their needs and enables them to participate in, benefit from, and enjoy their learning.
Our Universal School Provision will meet the needs of most of our learners. All our children can access the following interventions as part of our universal provision which is designed to support our learners when they need some extra help, catch up or maintain the progress they have been making with their learning.
The universal provision includes:
Some of the specific small group interventions for catch up include:
& Early Help
Wellbeing, relationships, emotional & behavioural development
Speech (sound) Development
Developmental language assessment and intervention
Reading, writing, spelling and structuring language
Understanding number concepts, shape and space
Gross Motor skills programme
Early Communication Screening and Intervention
Hands on Literacy Programme for Foundation Phase
Most children at Croesty Primary School will make expected progress with their learning from their starting points. To identify if a learner has additional learning needs we will gather evidence over time including:
Based on evidence gathered over time, it will be possible to identify learners who are making less than expected progress. In the ALN Code this is characterised as progress which:
When children do not make the expected progress with Universal Provision and following thorough investigation and evidence gathering a child may be identified as having ALN.
How are additional learning needs defined in Wales?
A child has ALN if he or she has a learning difficulty or disability (whether the learning difficulty or disability arises from a medical condition or otherwise) which calls for additional learning provision beyond the Universal Provision provided for all learners.
A child of compulsory school age that has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she
A child under compulsory school age has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she is, or would be if no additional learning provision were made, likely to be within sub section (2) when of compulsory school age
A person does not have a learning difficulty or disability solely because of the language (or form of language) in which he or she is or will be taught is different from a language (or form of language) which is or has been used at home.
The same considerations apply to children with healthcare needs. It will be necessary to establish whether a child has a learning difficulty or disability which calls for ALN provision. There will be many circumstances where an individual with healthcare needs does not have a learning difficulty or learning disability or where this is the case, the learning difficulty or disability does not require additional learning provision.