Flintshire Inclusion Service have asked us to share the following:-
The Welsh Government is introducing a new, simpler and more responsive system of meeting the needs of children with special educational needs or disabilities. These changes will happen gradually over the next few years:
The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act (ALNET) has been passed and will be supported by a new code. This sets out how the ideas from the act will work in practice. The draft code was published in December 2018 and a consultation to gather the thoughts and feelings of professionals, parents, carers, children and young people will last until the 22nd of March 2019. Therefore we would like to raise awareness of the key messages surrounding these changes which are outlined below:
If you wish to read the draft code there is both a full version and an easy read version available by following this link: https://beta.gov.wales/draft-additional-learning-needs-code
If you would like to respond to the consultation about the new draft code you do not need to respond to all the questions, only those you feel are of interest or relevant to you. This is also available by following the link above.
If you would like any additional information or advice please contact your school ALNCo or you can contact SNAP Cymru who offer free, independent advice and support to parents by visiting: www.snapcymru.org or calling their helpline on: 0808 801 0608
If you live in Flintshire you can contact Parent Partnership Service, Citizens Advice Flintshire who offer free, independent advice and support to parents by visiting: http://flintshirecab.org.uk or calling: 01352 706840
Mr Cass, Headteacher