Additional Learning Needs

The Life Skills Unit

At Ysgol Bro Pedr we believe it is important to bring out the best in all our students.

The department, under the leadership of the SENCO (SENCO – Bethan Payne) and HLTA, Ann Herbert aims to promote learning strategies and teaching methods that allow these SEN and additional needs to be met. Support is provided to teachers to enable them to provide appropriate challenges and opportunities for success for identified students. They also help students to identify and plan for their own progress.

  • Learning with Autism
  • Beth ydyn ni’n ei ddarparu?
  • Pa fath o gymorth ydyn ni’n ei gynnig a phryd?
  • Ymyrraeth Gynnar
  • Hyfforddiant ASD
  • Deddf Anghenion Dysgu Ychwanegol a Thribiwnlys Addysg (Cymru)

The Additional Needs Department works with all school staff to actively promote the development of students with Special Educational and additional needs.

Canolfan y Bont

Canolfan y Bont provides education for pupils with a range of educational needs, including profound and multiple disabilities, severe learning difficulties and autism.

The Centre was moved to Lampeter Comprehensive School (Ysgol Bro Pedr) in September 1996, due to the closure of Highmead Residential School, in Llanybydder. The new purpose-built building was funded by the Welsh Government and Canolfan y Bont officially opened in April 2003.

Our centre aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, in a caring atmosphere. Central to our philosophy is that each child is unique and special and has the potential to move forward and succeed. Our aim is to create a child-centred community that empowers and enables all pupils to develop effective communication and social skills and to achieve their academic potential. These aims are implemented in a stimulating and structured environment, which includes a balanced and flexible curriculum.

Admission Criteria

In accordance with County guidelines, no pupil can be admitted to Canolfan y Bont until he or she has a Statement of Special Educational Needs stating that he or she has a severe or profound learning disability. Pupils can be admitted to the Centre at the age of eleven and can remain at the Centre until they reach the age of nineteen, or until the setting can no longer meet the pupil's needs.