Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Additional Learning Needs- Excellence in Practice
Academic Year
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Action plan  Action plan to overcome barriers to whole setting approaches to inclusion 4000 Words  100%
Supplementary Assessment Action plan  Action plan to overcome barriers to whole setting approaches to inclusion 4000 Words  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Critically engage with whole setting approaches to inclusion for learners with ALN;

Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of whole setting inclusion processes in the context of their setting;

Critically reflect upon the skills needed to engage and challenge key stakeholders in order to implement change;

Analyse key challenges that create barriers to whole setting approaches to inclusion.

Brief description

This module will focus on leading whole-setting approaches to Additional Learning Needs. The module will require students to reflect on how change can be implemented to improve inclusive education across their settings. Students will deconstruct examples of best practice and reflect on how these may be applied to their own setting. Students will gain understanding of how they can lead positive change in their settings to enhance inclusive practice. Students will develop the skills needed to show excellence in practice as an ALNCo.


This module aims to:
1. Equip students with a strong understanding of the strategic role of the ALNCo in implementing best practice;
2. Determine the key skills and strengths required for effective partnership working across organisations
3. Evaluate setting-wide quality classroom practice, interventions and strategies for inclusion;
4. Critically examine the key principles of inclusion and how these principles might be reflected in a whole-setting approach.


● Explore examples of whole-setting approaches to inclusive practice;
● Leadership and management approaches and styles;
● Identify barriers to inclusive practice;
● Situate whole-setting approaches to inclusion within in the ALN Wales policy context;
● Using effective tools to ensure setting wide provision for ALN;
● Reflection on personal strengths and areas for development.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Co-ordinating with others Assessments are all designed to require students to show how they are able to problematise their practice, and how they can use evidence, action planning and reflection to solve problems both autonomously and in collaboration with peers.
Critical and analytical thinking All module content is intended to challenge students to reconsider what they think they know, to adopt critical mindsets and to be ready to adapt what they do, in light of the new knowledge and understanding they encounter during the module.
Subject Specific Skills Students will be introduced to, and expected to engage critically with, the core literature, evidence and techniques for enquiry in relation to the module topic. This is in order to demonstrate the appropriate application of research and scholarship in their own practice and their critical evaluation of the same, in order to arrive at an ever-deeper understanding of the topic as it applies to professionals.


This module is at CQFW Level 7