St Francis R.C.

Primary School

Together with Jesus we love and learnGyda lesu rydym yn caru ac yn dysgu

  • Grateful & Generous Our pupils are growing to be grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, becoming men and women for others.
  • Attentive & Discerning Our pupils are growing to be attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.
  • Compassionate & Loving Our pupils are growing to be compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.
  • Faith-filled & Hopeful Our pupils are growing to be faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.
  • Eloquent & Truthful Our pupils are growing to be eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.
  • Learned & Wise Our pupils are growing to be learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.
  • Curious & Active Our pupils are growing to be curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better
  • Intentional & Prophetic Our pupils are growing to be intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others.

Additional Learning Needs

Many children at St. Francis will receive a range of support and interventions for certain periods during their time with us.  This may be a reading catch up intervention or a wellbeing intervention for example.  This does not mean a child has an additional learning need.  Children are identified as having an 'additional learning need' (ALN) if they have a learning difficulty or disability and require additional learning provision that is not ordinarily available.  If this is the case, we will meet and discuss this at a person centred meeting with parents and professionals and then if we all decide that the child does have an additional learning need, we will create an individual development plan (IDP).  There is information about IDPs below but this is a legal document that will describe the difficulties a child is having and the support in place to help them with these.


Once it is agreed a child has an additional learning need and the IDP is completed, they will be put on the ALN register.  It is not uncommon for a child to come off this register if they have made progress and no longer require the additional learning provision.


We take great pride in St. Francis in supporting all our children and providing them with the best possible education, wellbeing support and experience while they are with us.  Our Estyn report of June 2022 stated:


"A notable strength of the school is its highly effective provision for pupils with additional learning needs."


If you have any concerns about your child and the progress they are making or think they may have a learning difficulty or disability please contact me and we can discuss this.


Mr D. Philp

Deputy Headteacher and Additional Learning Needs Coordinator