This area contains information about additional learning needs (formerly known as Special Needs) and Disability which will be helpful to parents, teachers, governors, other professionals and members of the public who are interested in how Neath Port Talbot LEA provide support for children and young people in our schools.
If you have questions not covered within these pages you can contact us.
21,500 pupils are educated in Neath Port Talbot by 1374 teachers, in 73 primary school, 11 comprehensive schools and 2 special schools. A full list of these schools is available on this website.
General information on the inclusive education available in Neath Port Talbot can be obtained in the information for parents handbook.
The majority of children and young people in Neath Port Talbot are educated in mainstream schools. Some children may require support at some time during their school lives. Schools can access advice from the LEA following the guidance contained in the Entry / Exit Criteria – A Graduated Response (COP). This document gives local guidance in line with the Code of Practice for Wales 2002 (WAG).
For the children and young people who may require more specialised support some of our mainstream schools have Learning Support Centres (LSC) attached.
Some of the children and young people who attend these Learning Support Centres may be eligible for transport. The transport policy is currently being updated.
All the children who currently attend the Learning Support Centres and Special Schools in Neath Port Talbot have a Statement which is a legal document outlining the nature of their Special Educational Needs and the provision that they are entitled to. For more information click on A Guide for Parents/Carers of Children with SEN.