040. All Special Schools to come under one system

Much like mainstream schools, there are a few different types of special schools that have different methodologies. Taking religion out of the argument (for once) I don’t understand why there are more than one type of special school model out there. Between Abacus, Scoil Sinéad, Saplings, The Red Door, to name a few, there is … Read more040. All Special Schools to come under one system

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 more127. Restoration of the 15% cut to Resource Hours to schools

019. We need far more special classes to cater for all needs

When it comes to Special Education in Ireland, we have a very interesting system, full of the right intentions but with a complete lack of investment. The government will trot out figures that there are over 1,000 special classes for pupils with specific special needs that are integrated into primary schools. At first glance, this … Read more019. We need far more special classes to cater for all needs

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