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Learning Support @ LHS - Lle dysgu

Welcome to the Learning Support webpage 

We are a welcoming team, who work closely with parents and carers to support pupils so that they can progress as well as possible in their time at Llanishen High School.

We want your child to be happy and successful, and will do what we can to ensure that this is the case.
The Learning Support Department supports pupils with a range of additional learning needs. A team of dedicated teaching assistants is assigned to support pupils in each year group. Support includes speech & language development, development of literacy & numeracy skills, development of life skills, social skills and teaching of English as an additional language.
We provide in-class support across the curriculum, withdrawal from class for individual and small group literacy, numeracy and social skills support and a differentiated curriculum provision for pupils according to need, providing the most suitable pathway for each pupil.
In addition, we provide a place where pupils can spend time before school and during break and lunchtimes – with extracurricular activities on offer to support their learning and the development of life skills.
We liaise closely with colleagues teaching mainstream classes attended by pupils with additional learning needs, to ensure that the pupils are able to access the curriculum, and that their special requirements are addressed.
We also work with the Exams Officer to ensure that access arrangements are in place for pupils with additional learning needs when they sit exams or undertake controlled assessments.
We are also very fortunate to house and run the school radio station in the Learning Support Department– ‘Llais Llanishen’.  Mr Young is our resident DJ who helps to train pupils to write, host and edit their own shows.

Accessing Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Services 



Clubs and Activities

Break and Lunchtime:

  • Chess
  • Board games
  • Knitting
  • Gardening
  • Reading
  • Quizzes

After school:

Inclusive badminton:
Every Tuesday 2.45-3.45 in the Girls Gym – all welcome. 
No kit, experience or equipment required – just yourself and enthusiasm

Eco Council:
Every Wednesday 2.45-3.45 in Learning Support – lots of different activities such as litter picks, gardening, crafts and poster campaigns – all are welcome to help save the planet with us!


We are a team of friendly staff who are always available if you need someone to talk to or help.


Additional Support

YouTube Video: ALN - A Parents Guide

Wales.GOV: ALN - A Parents Guide

Wales.GOV: Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act

Wales.GOV: The Additional Learning Needs Code for Wales 2021

Cardiff.GOV: Information and support for parents/carers and young people

Cardiff.GOV: The ALN Process - Parent Guide

Cardiff.GOV: School Process Maps and Resources

Cardiff.GOV: Dyslexia Guidance from Cardiff Inclusion Service




Sixth Form Prospectus
Policy & Equality Documents