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New students 'to be hit by education cuts

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 02/09/2011. New students 'to be hit by education cutsTags: Primary School News

Children entering primary school for the first time this year will be the first to experience the full effects of the cuts to the education system enacted by the government.

This is according to the president of the Irish National Teachers' Organisation Noreen Flynn, who warned pupils with special needs may be among the hardest hit.

"This group of new entrants to primary school will get reduced resource teaching and limited access to an SNA [special needs assistant], if at all," she stated.

Ms Flynn added the impact of these cuts will be felt throughout their school life and urged the Minister for Education to strongly resist any calls to make further cutbacks, as those starting school this year should not be asked to pay for the mistakes of those responsible for the recession.

Meanwhile, it has been reported today (September 2nd) that nine children with special needs have been told by St Gabriel's school in Bishopstown, Cork that the establishment will be unable to provide them with a place due to a shortage of teachers.

Written by Donal Walsh



(16-03-2012 01:27)

Dear Supporters of our children, we call on you once again. Please share socially or verbally our goal to protect our small schools with family, friends and wider community. Simply distribute our online posters/flyers or word of mouth. We the people have our children's future in our hands. Lets us make the correct decision where our representatives fail us all. Thank you. SoNS.

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