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Additional Learning Needs



At Victoria Primary we care greatly about the welfare and education of EVERY child. 


At Victoria Primary we have a shared vision where staff, governors, parents 

and children work together in partnership to provide every child with the best education 

possible. We have a committed team of staff who work with our children in group settings 

and on an individual level. This is in order to ensure all children feel happy and secure, 

working within a safe environment in order to realise their full academic potential. 

Interventions that take place are tailored to meet the needs of individual pupils and all 

teachers meet regularly to monitor progress and plan the way forward. 


We have rigorous systems and processes in place at Victoria Primary that ensures that ALL children’s attainment, progress and attendance is closely monitored, tracked and discussed at set times in the year. Appropriate provision is put in place in order to meet the needs of our children striving to break down any barrier to learning. 


‚Äč Additional Learning Needs 


Additional Learning Needs (ALN) is the term now used to describe pupils who were previously known as having Special Educational Needs (SEN).  

The way pupils are recognised as having ALN is changing. Parents, pupils and other professionals will be invited to a Person Centred Planning (PCP) meeting to discuss the pupils’ needs and decide ways forward. In the PCP meeting, everyone’s thoughts are recorded and the questions that we consider are: 

  • What do we like and admire about the pupil? 
  • What is important to the pupil? 
  • What is working well? 
  • What could be better? 
  • What is important for them moving forward?     At the PCP meeting, it may be decided that your child doesn’t have ALN that requires Additional Learning Provision (ALP) in which case they would not be added to the ALN register. ALP is support and provision put in place that is in addition to and different from what would normally be offered to support a pupil. Alternatively, it may be agreed that your child does have ALN which requires ALP, this will be set out in an Individual Development Plan (IDP) that will set out targets and support in place to help achieve these. IDPs are required to be reviewed annually through a PCP meeting.      The four areas of ALN are identified as: