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Wales to pass new law for children and young people with additional learning needs

"NEU Cymru broadly welcomes the new legislation which will affect thousands of pupils, students and parents across Wales as well as the work of education professionals in all school and further education settings."

ATL comment on provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disability

Alison Ryan, senior policy adviser at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disability.

Funding and training are key to the ALN Bill working (Wales)

In December the Welsh Government revealed their planned new law which will change the way children with additional learning needs (ALN) are given support within the education system.
Motion #34
Tue, 2017
  • Berkshire

THAT Conference asks the Executive Committee to commission research into instances of the abuse of the exclusion system in schools in England and Wales.

Motion #4
Mon, 2017

THAT Conference believes that, even with the biggest reforms to SEND policy in 30 years, children and young people with SEND are being let down.

Motion #3
Mon, 2017
  • West Sussex

THAT Conference is aware of the damaging effect funding cuts are having on the available support that is provided for mainstream SEND students.

Conference therefore calls upon the Executive Committee to lobby Government to:

Are SEND students being let down?

This question was asked at ATL conference in 2016. As the results of our SEND survey show, clearly there is still a long way to go in making sure pupils with SEND get the support that they need to thrive.
Guides and advice

Achievement for all

Guidance on the main four categories of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), as laid out in the 2014 Code of Practice.
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Report October 2016

Special delivery: positive and ambitious SEND reforms are being let down by a lack of resources

Are students with SEND being let down? Our members say they are

ATL recently responded to the Labour Party's review of SEND provision in England, as  part of our work on Conference resolution 43, Are SEND Students Being Let Down?