Penygarn Community Primary School

Ysgol Gynradd Gymunedol Penygarn

01495 742090

Penygarn Road, Pontypool. NP4 8JR

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Additional Learning Needs

Welsh Government is changing the way that children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) will be supported. The new system defines SEN as Additional Learning Needs (ALN). The change from SEN to ALN will take 3 years to implement.


From September 2021, the current system for special educational needs will be replaced with a new and reformed system called Additional Learning Needs and Educational Tribunal (Wales) Act, known as ALNET. 


The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018 will create the legislative framework to improve the planning and delivery of additional learning provision, through a person-centred approach to identifying needs early, putting in place effective support and monitoring, and adapting interventions to ensure they deliver desired outcomes.

The following information guides, posters and animations for parents/carers and children have been produced to explain the changes that are taking place.


If you would like more information, please contact Mr Ledville-Smith (ALNCo


Click on the links below for leaflets, videos and further information 


ALN & Education Tribunal Act Implementation Letter


ALN Implementation Leaflet: A Guide for Parents & Families


Welsh Government 'Parent & Families Guide to the New ALN System'


WG ALN Factsheet


Additional learning needs transformation programme: frequently asked questions


Additional Learning Needs Implementation Timeline



Additional Learning Needs in Wales - what's happening?


Draft Additional Learning Needs Code for Wales - Regional Consultation Events Video


A Parent's Guide to Additional Learning Needs


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