Additional Learning Needs

EVENT - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 14 March 2017

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With the introduction of the new ALN and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill there will be a new system which will replace the existing legislation surrounding special educational needs. The proposed legislation, in which the term ‘additional learning needs’ will replace ‘special educational needs’ will create a simpler, more streamlined legislative process to support children with ALN. It will include the introduction of an Individual Development Plan which will make sure the individual’s rights to provision are protected regardless of the severity or complexity of their needs. There will also be a new statutory ALN Code of Practice, for use across all educational settings, providing a set of clear guidelines and delivering greater consistency.

The proposed legislation, in which the term ‘additional learning needs’ will replace ‘special educational needs’ will create a simpler, more streamlined legislative process to support children with ALN. It will include the introduction of an Individual Development Plan which will make sure the individual’s rights to provision are protected regardless of the severity or complexity of their needs. There will also be a new statutory ALN Code of Practice, for use across all educational settings, providing a set of clear guidelines and delivering greater consistency.

 

Benefits of attending this one day event:

  • Learn about how the statutory reform promotes more inclusive practice in schools;
  • Receive practical advice on whole school approaches in schools for supporting the implementation of the new bill;
  • Find out what really matters to children and young people in schools;
  • Find out about approaches that support families and help build a partnership ethos;
  • Each non-member delegate will receive free silver membership to nasen for a year (worth £99).

Speakers Include

  • Emma Williams - Deputy Director Support for Learners Division, Welsh Government
  • Dr Adam Boddison - Chief Executive, nasen
  • Nichola Jones MA - Welsh Ambassador for nasen
  • Dr Sue Soan - Senior Lecturer, Author and Education Consultant
  • Christopher Robertson - Honorary Lecturer (Inclusive Education), University of Birmingham; Academic and Author, Policy Analyst and Adviser to Educational Organisations
  • Colin Newton MSc - Psychologist co founder, Inclusive Solutions

Plus:

Mair Elliot, former pupil with ASC

Agenda

08:30 - 09:00am Registration and Coffee
09:00 - 09:10 Chair's Welcome and Introduction
09:10 - 09:25 Listening to Learners - (Pupil)
09:25 - 09:45 Perspectives of the changing landscape across the United Kingdom and Key Themes emerging - Dr Adam Boddison
09:45 - 10:30 Understanding the Reforms taking place in relation to ALN - Emma Williams
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee
10:50 - 11:45 The role of the ALNCo and the new legislation - Christopher Robertson
11:45 - 12:15 Panel Questions
12:15 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 The Learner in the Centre - Person Centred Approaches and the Individual Plan - Inclusive Solutions
2:00 - 3:00 Making a Difference - The ALN friendly classroom and personalised learning approaches - Dr Sue Soan
3:00 - 3:45 Working Together - Supporting Families - the need for change
3:45 Plenary and Close