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16:38 PM - 26 Sep 2022

We are excited to launch our first recipe, which students will be making in food and nutrition 🙌 https://t.co/glxiX2VG3u

11:42 AM - 23 Sep 2022

We look forward to welcoming our Year 8 and 9 families on Monday 26th September 2022 for our middle school information evening. This meeting will take place at 7.00pm in the main hall

10:11 AM - 20 Sep 2022

We have been experiencing problems with our information management system, We apologise if you've received multiple correspondence. We understand the matter is now resolved

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07:37 AM - 20 Sep 2022

A reminder for all families of children in Year 6 that our Open Evening will take place on Thursday 6th October 2022. We look forward to seeing you all https://t.co/pSCFVhXWye

07:16 AM - 20 Sep 2022

We look forward to welcoming our sixth form families on Thursday 22nd September 2022 for our information evening. This meeting will take place at 7.00pm in the main hall

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07:15 AM - 20 Sep 2022

We have a number of exciting support staff roles that we are looking to fill. For more details, please visit our career site https://t.co/AoQb3yRGg5 https://t.co/FqfzTkLrV1

20:00 PM - 13 Sep 2022

School will be closed to all students and staff on Monday 19th September 2022. This follows the bank holiday announcement made to mark the funeral of the late Queen, Elizabeth II

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19:11 PM - 8 Sep 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with The , following the passing of HM The Queen. We give thanks for an extraordinary life of service and duty. May she rest in eternal peace https://t.co/xDv7DU3iYM

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12:18 PM - 7 Sep 2022

We have been informed by of disruption to services across the UK due to strike action on Thursday 15th and Saturday 17th September. There will be no rail replacement services running on strike days. Further information is available https://t.co/BZLQRRJkGF https://t.co/OsyicQKyJ6

17:09 PM - 2 Sep 2022

A reminder of the start of term arrangements. We look forward to seeing all students on Wednesday 7th September. Enjoy the final days of the holidays https://t.co/0s1NrEKUyJ

Additional Learning Needs

The Bishop of Llandaff respects that everyone has individual needs, and we fully understand and are committed to supporting those who may require extra care and attention. We know that many students (and adults), at some time in their life, may need short or long-term support in order for them to make progress to overcome barriers to learning. We believe our student should remain at the core of all our decisions and our aim is to deliver a fully inclusive education provision for all who learn at our school.

As part of the Additional Learning Needs Educational and Tribunal (ALNET) Act 2018, Welsh Government has replaced the term ‘special educational needs’ with ‘additional learning needs’ (ALN).  The Act and the newly introduced ALN Code for Wales 2021, identifies key roles for those who support the coordination and implementation of the ALN system in schools and education settings. 

We use a 'person centred practice' to improve communication between students, families and staff when planning for progress and transition between year groups and educational settings. Where progress is identified as being less than expected, high-quality teaching, including differentiation, standard routine interventions and/or reasonable adjustments may not be sufficient to meet the needs of all our students. In this situation, students may be identified as having an ALN and it will be necessary for the school to take some additional or different action to secure progress.

Roles and responsibilities
Mr Thompson, as Head of Inclusion (acting), is our Additional Learning Needs Coordinator (ALNCo) and he is responsible for leading and coordinating additional learning provision (ALP) for students who require educational or training provision that is, ‘…additional to, or different from, that made generally for others of the same age…’, ALN Code for Wales 2021, Chapter 2.  Mrs Thomas, as Assistant Head/Head of Centre, has strategic oversight of inclusion across the school and supports Mr Thompson to ensure the school is meeting the needs of students and fulfilling its statutory duties.

Deciding whether a student has an ALN will be based on assessment of progress over time, from a range of sources. Where students have an identified disability, for the purposes of the Equality Act, assessment evidence will relate to whether that disability prevents or hinders the student from accessing any aspect of the school curriculum. The Head of Inclusion (ALNCo) plays a key role in develop a shared understanding of progress for individual students, including expectations around what progression may look like and the pace at which a student may progress.

Further information for students and families regarding ALNET (Wales) Act 2018, created by Welsh Government and the Central South Region, can be accessed in the section below.

Strategic Oversight of Additional Learning Needs
Mrs Thomas (Head of Centre/Assistant Head) - thomasj@bishopofllandaff.org

Additional Learning Needs Coordination
Mr Thompson (Head of Inclusion - acting) - thompsong2@bishopofllandaff.org