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ALN at Llanidloes High School



FAO Parents / Carers of Learners who have additional learning needs. There is an opportunity to meet the new manager for Additional Learning Needs and Inclusion in the development of services for ALN learners in the school library on the 11th September 2014 at 6pm.


Pupils with additional learning needs, either physical or intellectual, are given appropriate support throughout their school career.  Support is given in all subjects when possible, but particularly in English and Maths in the lower school, where pupils are taught in small groups or additional teaching staff are made available.  We aim to enable all pupils with special needs to achieve their full potential.  To help with this we seek extra provision from the LA when we feel it is necessary.  The school has a team of 19 learning support assistants and four learning coaches.

All staff are made aware of the additional needs of the pupils they teach and that differentiation of work, by grouping, materials or outcome helps them reach their full potential.

A key aspect of support is working in partnership with parents and a wide range of other agencies, such as the Educational Psyschology Service.  We value close relationships with parents and ask that they contact the school as quickly as possible if they have concerns.  Prior to entry we work closely with our primary schools to ensure that any additional learning needs of a learner are fully known and understood by all.

In addition to the support within lessons there is a wide range of additional specialised support available.

Other Learning Support activities

A wide range of additional support is available which includes; Specialist reading tuition, paired reading with sixth form students, Catchup literacy and numeracy lessons, RM Successmaker computer aided learning, handwriting improvement and Social Skills programmes.

Additional Learning Needs Summary Policy

The school will ensure that:

Pupils will

• Have their needs investigated and understood.
• Be made aware of support and plans in place for meeting their needs.
• Participate in identifying and meeting their own needs.
• Be fully included in the life of the school.

Parents will be

• Involved in the investigation of their child’s needs.
• Kept aware of support and plans in place to meet those needs.
• Given every opportunity to become actively involved in supporting their child and working with the school.
• Kept fully informed of their child’s progress.

Staff will

• Be made fully aware which pupils have additional learning needs and the nature of their needs.
• Be aware of and use strategies to help ALN pupils progress.
• Monitor and set targets for ALN pupils progress
• Be offered training and guidance to improve their awareness of and ability to support pupils with ALN.





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Examination Results 2017

We are delighted and extremely proud that once again our students have achieved excellent exam results.

A Level: 100% of the year 13 cohort achieve the Level 3 threshold, which is the equivalent of 2 or more A*-E grades,  with 27% gaining 2 or more  A*- A,  94% achieved 2 or more A*-C grades (placing us top in Powys).  Worthy of particular note were 7 students who have 2 or more grade A*/A:  Ffion Williams with 4 A’s, Olivia Jones with 1A* and 3 A’s, Molly Hughes with A*, 2 A’s and B, Sioned Jones A*, 2A’s and C, Lauren Williams 2 A*, 1A, 1B, Amy Hill 2A’s, 1 Distinction*, 1C and William Richards with 2A’s, 2B’s.

There is no doubt that their hard work and dedication, together with the commitment of their teachers and parents who have supported them, has been justly rewarded with these outstanding results. 96% have been successful in gaining a place in their first choice university.

GCSE: We are proud to announce another set of excellent GCSE examination results at Llanidloes High School. Particularly pleasing was the 27.4% of pupils who achieved 5 or more A*-A grades which continues our improving trend from previous years.  English results, unlike the National picture, showed a significant improvement with 83.2% achieving A*- C  grades. 96% of the year group passed the newly graded Welsh Baccalaureate qualification.  76.8% gained level 2 and 67.4% the level 2 inclusive (at least 5 A*-C including English and Maths).

Congratulations go to the pupils who, supported by staff and parents, have put in tremendous effort to achieve results that they should be very proud of. I look forward to welcoming many back to our very successful sixth form, which achieved the best A*-C grades in Powys, and wish others every success in their future.  Thanks must go to the staff, parents, governors and the community who continue to support the school in continuing to provide excellent teaching and learning.

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