Role of the Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator (ALNCo)



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Course introduction

The role of the ALNCo in Wales is one of the most demanding and complex roles in school. It involves extensive amounts of leadership, collaboration and a significant helping of specialist knowledge and understanding of needs and legal systems. This course is designed to provide you with practical tools, strategies, information and resources to implement straight away. There will also be opportunities to discuss specific challenges with the trainer and network with others.

What we will cover throughout the day

  • Understand the Additional Learning Needs Codes and Regulations;

  • Unpick the role of the ALNCo;

  • Look at efficient ways to set up/reviewing effective systems;

  • Discuss IDPs (individual development plan);

  • Understand the Equality Act 2010 and Reasonable Adjustments;

  • Look at auditing interventions and support;

  • Unpick effective interventions and share good practice;

  • Look at effective deployment of ALN support staff;

  • Explore ways to develop pupil voice;

  • Understand the importance of working in partnership with parents;

  • Look at ways to providing effective staff CPD;

  • Promote adaptive teaching in the classroom;

  • Discuss how to set up a staff resource bank;

  • Look at ways to ensuring successful transitions;

  • Measure achievement and evaluating the experiences of pupils with ALN;

  • Gather evidence for Estyn inspection;

  • Gain confidence to effectively present data and Information;

  • Developing an action plan.

Target audience

For new ALNCos and ALNCos wanting to refresh/review their practise.

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About the venue

Stay at home, get comfortable and enjoy our live interactive course via Zoom! You’ll receive the link a few days before the course date so you can get prepared (and excited) ahead of time.

Handy course logistics

  • The course will run via Zoom from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, however, the trainer will be available 15 minutes before and after the course times to answer any questions.
  • You’ll receive mid-morning, lunch and afternoon breaks to re-energise.
  • This course is designed to be interactive and inclusive. We welcome questions and discussions throughout and we want you to be comfortable and stress-free no matter where you join us from!
  • Your course pack includes handouts, an M&S voucher for food, a snack, a pen and a notepad – we’ll send this to you before the day. Please note this is only for UK-based participants, international attendees will receive the pack via email.
  • Additional links and information will be emailed to you before and during the course.
  • This course is also available as an in-house / INSET training session at your school. Contact us for details.
  • Please Note – the cost is per person

Role of the Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator (ALNCo)

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Thursday 14 November 2024


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