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Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018

Section 60 - Additional learning needs co-ordinator

138.Section 60 requires governing bodies of maintained schools (which includes maintained nursery schools and pupil referral units) except special schools and governing bodies of FEIs to designate a person (or persons) as the additional learning needs co-ordinator (ALNCO) to be responsible for co-ordinating ALP for pupils and students with ALN. It also allows regulations to confer functions on ALNCOs relating to provision for pupils or students with ALN. The ALNCO of an FEI does not have these functions in relation to enrolled students in so far as they are undertaking higher education provided by the FEI (subsection (5) and section 86). Regulations may also require governing bodies to ensure that ALNCOs have qualifications or experience (or both) as prescribed in the regulations.

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