All children and young people who have a disability have the right to special care and education (UNCRC, Article 23) and an education that enables them to fulfill their potential (UNCRC, Article 28-29)
Our motto is:
Growing together to be our best
Which means we do everything we can to help every child be their best, as well as helping them find their talents and strengths.
The Welsh Government has passed new legislation called the Additional Learning Needs and Educational Tribunal (Wales) Act, and the Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Code, which will replace all of the legislation and guidance in relation to special educational needs.
As part of the Additional Learning Needs Educational Tribunal (ALNET) (Wales) Act 2018, the Welsh Government has replaced the term 'special educational needs' (SEN) with 'additional learning needs' (ALN).
However, the definition of ALN is different and you may find that your child currently has an IEP under the new SEN rules, but will not have ALN. This will not affect the support and extra help your child may have in school.
Under the ALNET (Wales) Act, every school must have an ALNCo – an Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator. Millbank’s ALNCo is Miss Claire Francis, our deputy head.
If you have any questions, please contact our ALNCo, Miss Claire Francis, on Claire.francis4@cardiff gov.uk.