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Additional Learning Needs

Additional Learning Needs (ALN) at Gabalfa Primary School

  • We are an inclusive school and we strive to ensure all our pupils can access the curriculum whatever barriers to learning they may have.Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) are supported by early identification  and interventions. At Gabalfa Primary School we use a range of small group activities such as Wellcomm, Language Links, Rapid Reading, Handwriting Motorway. We have experienced Teaching Assistants leading these groups.We work closely with Specialist teachers, Educational Psychologists and many other agencies.
  • Some pupils may have behaviour, emotional and social difficulties and they are supported with provision such as SEAL, Place to Be and Nurture-style groups. Our ELSA works with individual pupils and groups.
  • At Gabalfa we have a large number of pupils for whom English is an additional language (EAL). We value all languages and cultures and support pupils who are developing their English. This year we have a team of staff including Mrs Pain and Mrs Khan ensuring all pupils can progress and achieve well.
  • We set a high challenge for all our pupils and our More Able pupils also attain their targets becoming independent learners. We foster Talent in our pupils with a wide range of clubs and activities and we celebrate their achievements often.

We strive to work with our families to support all our pupils. Please contact Mrs Routledge (ALNCo) if you have any concerns about your child.