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  • Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun
    Rhodfa Lawrence
    Rhondda, Cynon, Taff
    CF44 9ES
  • T 01685 813500
  • F 01685 812 208
  • E
  • A mainstream state school for pupils
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff

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Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun is a Welsh medium comprehensive school.

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Special Education Needs

Staff in the department have recognised qualifications to work with pupils with SEN and regularly attend courses or meetings within the authority to discuss new initiatives re SEN. In Years 7-9 the SEN department support pupils with problems with literacy, numeracy and behaviour either by withdrawal or support in class. Year 12 pupils listen to pupils read during registration periods 2 mornings a week. Other support includes a lunchtime club three times a week, SuccessMaker, Wordshark, and language games. A member of the department supports pupils in a target group (children identified by junior schools–not SEN) and also supports pupils with dyslexia on a 1-1 basis each week. For students in Years 10-11 Option groups, we look at dual entry for subjects that offer courses for these pupils. Careers Interviews held for these pupils (school action plus) by the authority’s career advisor for SEN from Yr 9 onwards. We are using 'Outlook' for behaviour related problems. The school monitors pupils' behaviour from lesson to lesson ie teachers e-mail head of years/INCO if problems occur. It is possible to analyse the information to see if pupils target certain subjects, male/female staff etc. BST provides weekly support to pupils with a range of behavioural problems eg ADHD We have close working relationships with outside agencies. We hold fortnightly meetings with the Ed Psych to assist in assessments, reviews and writing IEPs for pupils; and a specialist dyslexia support teacher visits pupils each week. For students in Years 12/13 –we offer a continuation of support if needed from outside agencies. Each department has a policy for the more able/talented.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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