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Over 300 new support teachers announced

Posted by Sally O'Brien, on 14/10/2014. Over 300 new support teachers announced Tags: Education And Politics Teachers Parents

Over 300 new support teachers have been announced for special needs students, it was announced today by the National Council for Special Education (NCSE).

The teachers, who will start immediately, will represent a 15% increase in teachers in the last two years and will bring the number of resource teacher posts allocated to date in schools to 6,204

NCSE CEO, Ms Teresa Griffin said:

“I am delighted that so many additional teacher posts have been made available to special education. Resource teachers are a wonderful additional educational service for students with special educational needs. The NCSE wants students to achieve their potential and research is clear that the quality of teaching is a key determinant in delivering better outcomes for students.”
Ms Griffin also confirmed that: “there are now over 11,000 Learning Support and Resource Teachers supporting students with learning difficulties and special educational needs in our primary and post-primary schools. A small number of posts are left to deal with emergency applications during the year”.

Details of which Irish primary and secondary schools will receive new support teachers available here.


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