Categories: Education

Understanding how additional learning needs provision supports the educational outcomes of those with health conditions is important for planning and implementing an effective support system. Research suggests that children with health conditions are more likely to experience negative education outcomes, including more exclusions, lower attendance, and poorer attainment. However, little is known about the importance of timing and implementation of support on educational outcomes. This project will link administrative health and education data to explore how the timing, context, and diagnosis of a health condition(s) can impact children’s academic journeys, including the impact of any education support offered. This analysis will be completed in the context of the move from the Special Educational Needs (SEN) system to the Additional Learning Needs (ALN) system, in accordance with the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal Wales Act (2018).