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Learning Support at Ton Yr Ywen


At certain times in their school life some children may require some additional support. We try to identify as early as possible those children who have additional learning needs so that we can start meeting their needs in a pro-active way.


If your child is identified as having additional learning needs then it may be necessary for our school-based ALNCo (Mrs Constantinou) to intervene to organise additional support. This support may be provided  by the class teacher, by the ALNCo or by one of our trained Teaching Assistants depending on the support required. 


Alternatively, specialist support may be sought from an outside agency such as an educational psychologist, speech therapist or advisory teacher.


If we feel that your child would benefit from any additional intervention, you will be invited in to school to discuss his/her individual needs and an individual education or behaviour plan will be devised. You will be regularly involved in reviewing your child’s progress and supporting their needs in consultation with the ALNCo and other appropriate professionals.



The Interventions that we offer at TYY are listed below.





Language and Communication small group programme

Speech Links

R, Y1-2

Assesses speech development. Follow up activities address specific issues.



Programme of Phoneme Awareness Training. Structured approach to develop speaking, reading and writing skills.

Language Links

R, Y1-Y6

Infant & Junior packages. Screening carried out in Reception. Assesses language development. Follow up activities address specific issues.

Handwriting Readiness


Activities to develop pre-handwriting skills. (These skills are needed before starting Handwriting Motorway.)

Handwriting Motorway


Programme to support the development of motor skills needed for handwriting.



School Action in Literacy. Small group work daily to develop literacy skills.



Specialist Teachers Accelerating Reading Skills. Small group work daily to develop literacy skills.

Catch Up Numeracy


Individual (sometimes paired) programme addressing specific difficulties in maths.

Maths Factor


Structured programme for children with more complex difficulties in maths.

Rapid Reading


Structured programme (individual) to develop reading and comprehension skills for lower juniors.

Rainbow Reading


Structured programme (individual) to develop reading and comprehension skills for upper juniors.



Emotional Literacy Support Assistants. Individual sessions to address specific or general social or emotional issues.



Small group programme to develop social communication skills.

Talking Partners

R, Y1-Y6

Structured individual or small group programme to improve communication across the curriculum.