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Workforce development

A programme of skills development for education practitioners focussed at three levels:

  • Core skills development for all practitioners to support a wide range of low complexity, high incidence ALN within settings and access to ongoing professional development. This includes the roll-out of person-centred practice, which is a central aspect of our new approach, across all education settings. We have provided a two year funding grant to local authorities and FEIs for developing Person Centred Practice skills across the workforce. Person-centred practice materials are available the Learning Wales website.
  • Advanced skills development through the development of the role of Additional Learning Needs Coordinators (ALNCo), who will replace current Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCos).
  • Specialist skills development through a national workforce planning system for local authority-provided specialist support services available to education settings, e.g. educational psychologists or teachers of the visually or hearing impaired.

Local authority special educational needs specialist services workforce data

12/07/18
An analysis of data to inform local authority specialist services workforce development.
 

Workforce planning of special educational needs specialist services

28/09/15
The Minister for Education and Skills agreed to undertake a workforce planning exercise for specialist services that support children and young people with special educational needs (SEN).
 

An assessment of special educational needs workforce development requirements

26/03/15
The Minister for Education and Skills agreed to review the skills of the general education workforce in Wales in relation to the provision of support for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN).