127. Restoration of the 15% cut to Resource Hours to schools

In the midst of the recession, one of the early cuts to education was a 15% reduction in support hours for pupils with additional needs. This meant that pupils receiving 5 hours per week of support were down 45 minutes of support per week. When not much came in the way of protest, Ruairi Quinn, … Read more

005. Scrap the NCSE

When one looks at the number of agencies involved in education, one has to ask why there are so many and what do they actually do. The NCSE is the National Council for Special Education. Back when they started in 2003, there was very little work done in the area of special needs in education. … Read more

One School’s Plea to the NCSE

The new proposed NCSE model is likely to be sanctioned very soon. I wrote about my concerns last year, as did a number of others during the consultation. It appears that the NCSE either didn’t read any of the┬ácontributions or they have chosen to completely ignore them. In fact, it would be interesting to compare┬áthe … Read more

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