Additional Learning Needs (ALN)

Providing for the needs of all pupils

As a Department, we support pupils to develop their wellbeing and to develop academically. Collaboratively we work with families, external advisors and key staff within the school to offer personal and emotional support to individuals. Our aim is to ensure that pupils’ needs are met and that the best provision, wellbeing and care is delivered.

The new ALN Reform : The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal Wales Act means that all pupils will be supported in the best way to suit their needs, in a pupil-centered approach. Ysgol Bro Gwaun’s ALN Department is an inclusive Department, and ‘reasonable adjustments’ are made to ensure all pupils are fully participating in school life.

To see the new ALN Reform Guidance published by the Welsh Government by clicking here.

Click here to read Additional learning needs (ALN) system: parents’ guide

Cliciwch yma i darllen System anghenion dysgu ychwanegol (ADY): canllaw i rieni

Pembrokeshire Parent Partnership Service

Trosglwyddo / Transition

We work with the junior schools and/or the colleges, the educational psychologist, careers, staff within the school and external advisors in order to provide the best provision possible. Equal opportunities are given to all pupils whatever their needs.

Cegin Hafan / Hafan’s Kitchen

A safe base for mainstream pupils at Breakfast Club, which is held daily from 8.20-8.50am.

Harbwr / LRC Unit

LRC Unit adjacent to the mainstream, where pupils with intense complex needs are taught an alternative life skills curriculum. The County Panel place pupils in Harbwr.


A small group of pupils in years 7 and 8 receive extra basic skills. Language, mathematical skills, and confidence are also addressed. Other subjects are accessed in mainstream.


KS3 pupils receive support when needed within this small nurture base – academic, social and emotional support are given.


KS4 pupils receive academic advice when needed within this small setting, in order to support with their work. We offer an alternative curriculum to individuals as needed and/or as advised by County professionals.


A small behaviour inclusion base to support with pupils’ reflection, restorative practice, and the re-integration of pupils into lessons.

ALN Interventions

HLTAs, Teaching Assistants, the youth worker, counsellor, and other key staff deliver appropriate interventions to pupils, as and when is needed. Advice is given by the ALNCo.

Screening & Exam Arrangements

Pupils are screened and tested. Where appropriate, ‘access arrangements’ are put into place for internal and external exams.