Response from RNIB Cymru to the publication of the new Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill.
RNIB Cymru has welcomed the publication of the new Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill, as a welcome first step in the long overdue overhaul of the additional learning needs system.
Speaking after the statement by Alun Davies, Minister of Lifelong Learning & Welsh Language, RNIB Cymru Chairman John Ramm said:
“It is critical that the new Bill ensures that children and young people with sight loss are able to access the support and specialist help they need to maximise their education and learning experience.”
RNIB Cymru Director Ceri Jackson added:
“Children and young people with sight loss need specialist support to acquire life and independence skills and we are seriously concerned that there are not enough specialistqualified teachers of learners with vision impairment in Wales to provide the support that is required.
“We believe that It is vital that wider additional learning needs reform addresses workforce planning issues and we welcome the opportunity to work with Welsh Government on the development of these proposals.”