The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., welcomed the passage of the Education (Admissions to Schools) Bill 2016 through both Houses of the Oireachtas. The Bill will now be sent to the President for signing and enactment. This new law will deliver a number of broad ranging reforms, which will make it easier […]
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Schools and pre-schools taking part in the first ever project to provide in-school and pre-school therapy services. The project will be managed and co-ordinated by the National Council for Special Education (NCSE). Read more
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 […]
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.
NABMSE appeared at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills on 26 June 2018 on the provision of ASD and Special Classes in mainstream schools throughout the State. To view the submission click here. To view the opening statement click here.
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 […]
As requested by the Joint Committee on Education and Skills NABMSE has made a written submission in relation to the provision of ASD and Special Classes in mainstream schools throughout the State, to be followed by an appearance at the Committee in Mid June. We appreciate all of you who responded with your views. June […]
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 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, […]
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 […]
Most schools – denominational and multi–denominational, welcome children with all beliefs and none. Notwithstanding that however, it is recognised that more diversity is needed to meet the changing needs of our population. Read More
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
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- Minister Bruton Delivers New Law Making it Easier for Children and Parents to Access Local School July 11, 2018
- 150 Schools to take part in Project bringing Specialised Therapists into Schools and Pre-schools July 9, 2018
- Notice to Schools & Colleges: Irish Water Conservation Appeal July 2, 2018
- Save the date – NABMSE Conference 2018 June 29, 2018
- NABMSE appeared at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills on the provision of ASD and Special Classes in mainstream schools throughout the State June 26, 2018
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