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Behaviour Support Training for all schools

NABMSE are organising Behaviour Support training in co-operation with IPPN and NAPD in three venues this September.  The training will be provided by Martha McGinn of the National Institute of Intellectual Studies. This training will address and offer practical solutions to the professional, legal and ethical issues in relation to supporting pupils/students who have behaviours […]

Launch of new national Guidelines – promoting positive mental health in post primary schools

The Minister for Education and Skills, the Minister of State for Disability, Older People, Equality & Mental Health and the Director of the National Office of Suicide Prevention launched new guidelines for mental health and suicide prevention for post-primary schools today (31st January). The Guidelines provide a clear framework, with information for schools and agencies […]

NABMSE makes submission on Tackling Bullying in Schools

On 17th May 2012,   NABMSE was invited to participate in the Anti Bullying Forum in the Clock Tower in the Department of Education and Skills. This Forum brought together a range of experts, support groups and representatives of the schools sector including parents and students. After participating in that session, NABMSE decided to consult members […]

Extremely Challenging Behaviour in Special Schools

At the NABMSE AGM in October 2011, the following motion was proposed and adopted: “Given the number of pupils now enrolled in special schools presenting with Extreme Challenging Behaviour and Complex needs, NABMSE calls on the NCSE and the Minister of Education to provide a fair and transparent and equitable mechanism for the allocation of […]

Recent Publication of guidelines for supporting pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties

The Department of Education and Skills together with the National Psychological Support Service have just published Guidelines for supporting pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties – an information guide for schools. These information guides have been developed for primary and post primary schools to assist schools in responding to the needs of pupils presenting […]

Policy Advice paper on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in Ireland

On 3rd February 2012, the NCSE launched their policy advice paper on the education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in Ireland.  This policy advice from the NCSE maps out the future direction for the education of over 3,000 Deaf and hard of hearing children  in Ireland. Launching the policy advice, Ms. Teresa Griffin, CEO of the […]

“Increasing number of over 12 year olds are leaving mainstream education for special schools’

The Secretary General of the Department of Education and Skills, Brigid McManus, today (1.30pm) launched a special Research Report, commissioned by NABMSE, on, ‘Why are post 12 year old students with special education needs seeking to move from mainstream education to special schools? The research report was prepared by Dr. Aine Kelly, and Catherine Devitt MSocSC, […]

NABMSE welcomes the launch of Health Resource for Schools

Over the past year, the Asthma Society of Ireland, Diabetes Federation of Ireland, Brainwave-the Irish Epilespsy Association and Anaphylaxis Ireland have come together to produce a resource pack  Managing Chronic Health Conditions at School. As a management body NABMSE was consulted on the resource pack and welcomes it’s publication in time for the new school year. This […]

Progressing Disability Services for Children and Young People

The HSE working with the non-statutory and voluntary organisations they fund and others in the health, education and disability sectors, have launched and established a national project ‘Progressing Disability Services for Children and Young People’ which will change the way services are provided. This is based on the recommendations of the Report of the National […]