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Additional Learning Needs

Additional Learning Needs (ALN)

Special Educational Needs (SEN) will now be known as Additional Learning Needs (ALN) as a result of a new act, the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018.

What’s happening?

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The ALN Code and regulations which support the Act were approved in April 2021.  The new ALN system will go live in September 2021.  The implementation period will last three years until summer 2024, during which time Statements of SEN and individual education plans (IEPs) will be converted into individual development plans (IDPs).  This will be done in a mandatory phased approach on the basis of year groups.

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More information will follow in the autumn term.