Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill
The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill was passed yesterday.
Welcoming the news, Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams, said: “Today is an historic day for education in Wales. Nearly a quarter of learners in Wales will experience some form of additional learning need (ALN) during their early years or education and this Bill places them at the very heart of our system. It focusses on identifying their needs as early as possible and working with them and their families to plan the right support. Once the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill receives Royal Assent, expected in January 2018, it will pave the way for a radical new approach; driving improvements in standards to ensure all learners are supported to meet their full potential.”
Earlier this year the Welsh Government held a consultation on options for implementing the Bill if it became law. Find the full report along with a summary of consultation responses here: http://gov.wales/newsroom/educationandskills/2017/education-secretary-outlines-proposed-implementation-plan-for-new-additional-learning-needs-system-in-wales/?lang=en
The consultation responses have since been used to inform our proposed approach to implementing the new system, which was published in a written ministerial statement Monday: http://gov.wales/about/cabinet/cabinetstatements/2017/implementingnewalnsytem/?lang=en