At Ysgol Dyffryn Aman we provide for a wide range of Additional Learning Needs. Our ALN curriculum offers rich and purposeful experiences, which allows for pupils to develop skills they need for life focussing on personal aspiration and preparing for future learning. We ensure that pupils have a sense of belonging within the whole school community and are valued and respected members of the school and wider community. The wellbeing of our pupils is a priority, developing confidence and empowering our pupils to make positive choices which is part of the fabric of what we do.
By working with our Primary Cluster Schools we identify pupils with ALN in order to organise the correct provision for the beginning of Year 7. Once at the school we have rigorous processes in place to identify any ALN to ensure that pupils are supported appropriately on their learning journey. To ensure that the pupils reach their potential it is very important to have a close working relationship with parents, carers and all agencies that support that individual pupil. By working effectively together we ensure that the pupil is at the centre of planning the appropriate provision. The voice of the learner is at the heart of identifying future aspirations and decision making in terms of educational interventions and outcomes. We endeavour to support each and every one to achieve their potential academically, socially and emotionally. We offer an extensive range of specialist interventions for our pupils working with our professional partners to address needs such as speech and language, behaviour, emotional and social and mental health. These interventions include programmes such as Talkabout, Positive Support, Area 43, Reading interventions, and nurture which are some of the interventions that we provide. We have a highly trained, experienced and motivated team of Support Staff which enables our pupils to progress and access the curriculum.
For the pupils that require a specialist placement who have a statement or IDP of ALN, the Local Authority Panel may place pupils within Canolfan Amanwy at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman. Canolfan Amanwy is a county facility for learners with SLD, PMLD, and additional diagnoses from year 7 to year 14.