Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/04/2016. Tags: Education And Politics Teachers Parenting
The National Council for Special Education (NCSE)
yesterday published the allocation of resource teacher posts to schools for the start of the 2016/2017 school year.
Resource teachers are dedicated posts that support students with special educational needs and are additional to the mainstream class teacher. 7,020 resource teacher posts will be in schools for September 2016 This is an increase of 566 posts (almost 9%) as of September 2015
NCSE CEO Teresa Griffin said: “The NCSE is pleased to announce the allocation of 7,020 resource teaching posts to schools for 2016/2017 school year. In addition, the NCSE will be in a position to allocate a second round of posts in October to provide for newly diagnosed students and students who may move schools between now and the new school year. We have 422 posts available to respond to such needs”.
The figures below show that the number of resource teaching posts has continued to increase over the past number of school years and has risen by over 1,700 posts or almost 33% since September 2013. Number of Posts in Sept 2013 - 5,285 in Sept 2014 - 5,900 in Sept 2015 - 6,454 in Sept 2016 - 7,020
to view the NCSE’s Allocation to Primary Schools
to view the NCSE’s Allocation to Post Primary Schools
to view County Totals for all schools