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Notice to Schools & Colleges: Irish Water Conservation Appeal

Irish Water to take additional measures as water usage in the Greater Dublin Area increases Irish Water is appealing to all schools and colleges to reduce or shut off their water supply where possible, to support immediate water conservation efforts. Automated flushes in urinals and background usage can mean water is being used even in […]

Save the date – NABMSE Conference 2018

The NABMSE Annual Conference & AGM will take place on the 18th and 19th October 2018 at the Mullingar Park Hotel, Dublin Road, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Registration for the NABMSE Annual Conference 2018 will open in September.  More details will follow shortly.

Release Time for Principal Teachers in Primary Schools

The number of days has increased from 15, 20 or 25 to 17, 23, and 29, depending on the number of mainstream teachers in the school.   The circular also provides for an expansion of the pilot scheme for Principal Release Time Posts. Schools may cluster their release days with other schools to create a […]

Parental Information Booklet – New Resource Allocation Model

Please see attached links to both the Parental Information Booklet and Leaflets regarding the New Resource Teaching Allocation Model, these are now available on Departments website. https://www.education.ie/en/The-Education-System/Special-Education/a-new-model-for-allocating-special-education-teachers-to-mainstream-schools.pdf     https://www.education.ie/en/The-Education-System/Special-Education/a-new-model-for-allocating-special-education-teaching-support-to-mainstream-primary-schools.pdf  

Students to have access to better supports under proposed overhaul of €524m Special Needs Assistant (SNA) Scheme

Students with additional care needs should be provided with access to in-school speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and behaviour support under a new school inclusion model being recommended by the National Council for Special Education (NCSE). These students are currently supported by Special Needs Assistants because they have additional care needs such as toileting, […]

New frontloaded model for allocating supports to be developed

Minister Bruton welcomes Special Needs Assistants Scheme review The Review set out to ensure that the Scheme is achieving the best outcomes possible for children with special educational needs. The NCSE has found that the SNA scheme is greatly valued by parents, students and schools and works well in meeting the needs of students including […]

SNA and Teacher Allocations for Special Schools posted on NCSE website

The NCSE have just published the Teacher and SNA allocations for Special Schools and SNA allocations to all other schools on their website this morning. Please click here for the Teacher and SNA allocations to Special Schools For SNA allocations to Primary Schools, click here For SNA allocations to Post Primary Schools, click here