Here at Ysgol Feithrin we are aiming to be an Autistic Friendly School. Our objective is to create an inclusive atmosphere for every child, regardless of what their strengths and weaknesses may be.
· At Ysgol Feithrin Rhydman, we believe that all children benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum and are entitled to full access to the Foundation Phase Curriculum. However, we recognise that learning difficulties can significantly restrict this access and therefore give priority to the development of basic skills in Maths and Language.
· At Ysgol Feithrin Rhydaman, we aim to develop the full potential of each child. It is, therefore, important to ensure early identification of special needs whether physical, emotional, social, behavioural or educational (both particularly low and high attainment). Identification will result in an appropriate strategy to cater for those special or additional needs.
· In the majority of cases, early identification is made by the class teacher, through parental concern or by an outside agency. This will initiate a speedy response from the school. The difficulty may require further diagnostic assessment by the Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator (ALNCO) or referral to an outside agency such as a speech therapist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, educational welfare officer (EWO), Educational Psychologist (EP) or behaviour support community team.
· An appropriate plan of action to address difficulties will be drawn up; this is called an Individual Educational Plan (IEP). The purpose of the IEP is to give a flexible but structured response to difficulties. Children who have been identified as requiring additional support for behavioural issues are provided with a Behaviour Support Plan (BEP) or in the case of a child having both learning difficulties and behavioural difficulties, the targets for behaviour are included on the IEP.
Remember to speak to your child’s class teacher, or to the Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator (ALNCo), if you have an concerns about your child.
Additional Learning Needs – Carmarthenshire County Council
Here at Ysgol Feithrin Rhydaman we are aiming to be an Autistic Friendly School. Our objective is to create an inclusive atmosphere for every pupil, regardless of what their strengths and weaknesses may be.
A series of films that provide information & advice such as; communication, coping with change, planning and visiting health professionals.