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Schools given deadline for special needs assistant applications

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 09/09/2013. Schools given deadline for special needs assistant applicationsTags: Secondary School News

Schools in Ireland have been given a deadline for applications regarding resource hours and special needs assistants. 

The National Council for Special Education announced that schools have until Friday September 20th to get their applications in - and the news comes after resource teaching hours for the academic year were allocated in June, the Irish Examiner reports.

Concerns have been raised, however, that pupils with newly diagnosed disabilities could face another year without the required resources should their schools not act quickly enough.

The Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO) would like to see the deadline extended so that principals are able to make submissions at such a busy time of year. Sheila Nunan, General Secretary of INTO, said: "With 10,000 more children in primary schools this year, it is obvious there will be an increase in pupils with special needs."

It was put forward that it is impossible to identify all new issues of this type just three weeks into the school year. 

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801634956-ADNFCR



(12-02-2015 18:40)

Hi Clare
i think the information you are seeking is available on a document called 2015/15 Guidelines for schools on the following page

With regard to september it says " September 2015: Schools to confirm to their local SENOs that students allocated additional supports are attending school. The Student Attendance Confirmation Form (Form 6) is available to download from the NCSE website."

Hope this is what you were looking for


(12-02-2015 15:52)

Does anybody know the deadline dor the 2015 school year, I know there is one in March, is there another in sept?

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