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ALN Support

Idris Davies School 3 to 18 is fully inclusive and provides for a wide range of learning needs. Currently 21% of the school population is on the register for Additional Learning Needs. The range is from specific through to moderate learning difficulties. We are absolutely determined to provide an exceptional standard of education for every child that comes to our school, so that they have the opportunity to lead happy and successful lives.  We are a welcoming and caring school that also has exceedingly high expectations of every single one of our students. We take great pride in enabling them to grow and to flourish in a safe environment. We have a well-established Nurture provision at key stage three and four, and provide a wide variety of bespoke learning packages for our learners with specific learning and medical needs.

We have lots of dedicated spaces within our school to support our pupils. A Nurture room, wellbeing room, and a THRIVE hut.  Students accessing the Nurture Provision will have identified needs within the areas of:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder;
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Dyslexia
  • Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties;
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties;
  • Physical and Medical Difficulties.


ALNCo- Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinator

  • Mrs Ceri Evans

Learning Support assistants

  • Miss Radford
  • Miss Walters
  • Mrs McMahon
  • Mrs Williams
  • Mr Griffiths
  • Mr Morris
  • Miss Lynch
  • Mrs Jones
  • Mrs Powell

ALN Provision

Primary Phase

  • Emotional Literacy Support Room/Sensory Room
  • THRIVE hut

Secondary Phase

  • Nurture Room
  • THRIVE Room

Basic Skills Interventions and Support

Literacy Interventions Numeracy Interventions
  • Read, Write, Inc
  • Nessy Online Dyslexia and Reading
  • Nessy Online writing and spelling
  • Guided Group Reading
  • Reading Comprehension Groups
  • Big Maths
  • ‘Click Maths’ Groups
  • Maths Comprehension

Wellbeing Interventions and Support

  •  E.L.S.A: Emotional Literacy Support Assistant Programme
  • THRIVE Emotional Wellbeing support •Hope Mountain
  • Daily Check in Sessions
  • Friendship Groups
  • SAP Groups

Speech and Language Interventions

  •  Speech Therapist Support programmes
  • Teaching Talking
  • Mr Tongue