Mayals Primary School

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Additional Learning Needs

At Mayals Primary, we pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive school, who provide equal opportunities for every young person who walks through our doors.  All children are valued, respected and nurtured, and we endeavour to give everyone the support to ‘be the best they can be’.


We recognise that all pupils come to school at different stages of development and with different needs. Whilst many factors contribute to the range of difficulties experienced by some children, we believe that much can be done to overcome them by parents, teachers and pupils working together.



ALN at Mayals:

Our ALN (Additional Learning Needs) Coordinator is Ms Katie Meredith.  She works closely with all staff to ensure we meet the needs of all children. 

Pupils who meet our criteria for having ALN will be supported by class teachers, teaching assistants, other adults and their learning environment. 


School based Intervention programmes:

Within school we have a comprehensive menu of intervention programmes available to the children.  In discussion with the pupils and class teacher, areas for development are identified and then targeted through these short, frequent, purposeful sessions.

The programmes we currently use include:  Catch Up Numeracy, Catch Up Reading, Catch Up Literacy, Language Link, Sunshine Circles (Nurture), DCD Focus, WellComm, Sumdog and Nessy.


Changes to ALN in Wales:

Over the next few years, there will be huge transformations to the way that ALN is managed in schools. The changes will begin in September 2021 and will be rolled out over three years.

At Mayals, we have undertaken thorough training into the new ALN systems and procedures. 


Below you will find videos from the Welsh Assembly Government and Swansea Local Authority that will explain some of these changes:

Additional Learning Needs in Wales - what's happening?

Additional Learning Needs in Wales - what's happening?

How Additional Learning Needs is changing