Policy Forum for Wales

Next steps for Additional Learning Needs provisions in Wales

Morning, Tuesday, 18th July 2017

Central Cardiff

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss the future of Additional Learning Needs (ALN) provision in Wales.


It is timed as the Welsh Government undertakes its Additional Learning Needs Transformation programme, which aims to create a unified system for supporting learners from 0 to 25 with ALN, and is underpinned by the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill introduced to the National Assembly for Wales in December 2016.


Delegates will discuss the implementation of the transformation programme which places an increased focus on early identification, changes all references to SEN to ALN, sees the creation of an individualised plan for each young person with ALN, and simplifies the dispute resolution system.



Guests of Honour

Tania Nicholson

Head of ALN Legislative Programme, Welsh Government

Charlie Thomas

Head of ALN Transformation, Welsh Government

Guests of Honour

Charlie Thomas

Head of ALN Transformation, Welsh Government

Tania Nicholson

Head of ALN Legislative Programme, Welsh Government

Keynote Speakers

Huw Davies HMI

Estyn

Dr Stephen Beyer

Senior Lecturer, Centre for Medical Education/National Centre for Mental Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

Chair

Jenny Rathbone AM

Member, Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee and Governor, Ysgol Pen y Groes

Speakers

Professor Phil Reed

Professor of Psychology, Swansea University

Mary van den Heuvel

Policy Officer, ATL Cymru

Michael Charles

Senior Director and Chief Executive Officer, Education Law, Higher Education Law and Special Educational Needs, Sinclairslaw

Senior speaker confirmed from Pontarddulais Comprehensive School

Catherine Lewis

Development Officer (Disabled Children), Children in Wales

Debbie Thomas

Policy and Campaigns Officer for Wales, National Deaf Children’s Society