NABMSE meets Minister Foley and Minister Madigan to discuss special education issues

The Chairperson and General  Secretary of NABMSE met Minister Foley and Minister Madigan on Tuesday 21st July 2020 at the Department of Education and Skills.

Among the issues discussed were:

  • Return to school in September including: concerns regarding bus transport, school accomodation, funding for adequate PPE, substitution, cleaning, supports for school principals and requirements for IT.

Among other issues discussed:

  • Insurance for Special schools
  • Training and guidelines for behaviour supports
  • Nursing supports for special education
  • Resources and capitation for special education
  • Requirement for supports for voluntary Boards of Management
  • Training for Bus Escorts
  • Patronage issues
  • School inclusion model

NABMSE looks forward to working with both Ministers to further special education and Board of Management issues over the coming years.