Special Education Circulars

Latest Circulars

Circular 0065/2019 (PDF)
Revision of Salaries for Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) with effect from 1 January 2020
December 2019

NCSE Circular 4/2019 (PDF)
Request for a Review of Special Education Teaching Supports where an Exceptional Event or Unanticipated Circumstance has materially affected a School’s Profile
October 2019

Circular 0060/2019 (PDF)
Sick Leave Scheme for Special Needs Assistants employed in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools
October 2019

NCSE Circular 03/2019 (PDF)
Appeal Process for Special Education Teaching Allocations
March 2019

Circular 0019/2019 (PDF)
Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2019/20 school year
February 2019

Circular 0007/2019 (PDF)
Special Education Teaching Allocation
February 2019

Circular 0006/2019 (PDF)
Post-Graduate Certificate/Diploma Programme of Continuing Professional Development for Teachers working with Students with Special Educational Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
February 2019

Circular 0005/2019 (PDF)
Graduate Certificate in the Education of Pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for teachers working with Pupils with ASD in Special Schools, Special Classes or as Special Education Teachers in mainstream Primary and Post-Primary Schools, 2019/2020
February 2019

Circular 0004/2019 (PDF)
Post-Graduate Diploma Programme of Continuing Professional Development for Special Education Teachers, 2019/2020
February 2019

Pre-2019 Circulars

Circular 0034/2018 (PDF)
Recruitment of Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) – Supplementary Assignment Arrangements for the 2018/19 school year
May 2018

Circular 0010/2019 (PDF)
Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2018/19 school year
February 2019

Circular 0006/2018 (PDF)
Post-Graduate Certificate/Diploma Programme of Continuing Professional Development for Teachers working with Students with Special Educational Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
January 2018

Circular 0005/2018 (PDF)
Graduate Certificate in the Education of Pupils on the Autism Spectrum (AS) for teachers working with Pupils on the AS in Special Schools, Special Classes or as Special Education Teachers in mainstream Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2018/2019
January 2018

Circular 0033/2017 (PDF)
Policy on Gaeltacht Education 2017-2022
Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme for Primary Schools and Special Schools in Gaeltacht Language-Planning Areas
Initial Implementation Phase (April 2017-June 2018)
April 2017

Circular 0017/2019 (PDF)
Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2017/18 school year
March 2017

FAQs on Circular 0017/2017 (PDF)
Frequently asked questions on Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2017/18 school year
March 2017

Circular 0013/2017 (PDF)
Special Education Teaching Allocation
March 2017

Circular 0004/2017 (PDF)
Post-Graduate Certificate/Diploma Programme of Continuing Professional Development for Teachers working with Students with Special Educational Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorders)
January 2017

Circular 0003/2017 (PDF)
Graduate Certificate in the Education of Pupils on the Autism Spectrum (AS) for teachers working with Pupils on the AS in Special Schools, Special Classes or as Resource Teachers in mainstream Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017/2018
January 2017

Circular 0002/2017 (PDF)
Combined Post-Graduate Diploma Programme of Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Involved in Learning Support and Special Educational Needs – 2017/2018
January 2017

Circular 0035/2016 (PDF)
Recruitment of Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) – Supplementary Assignment Arrangements for the 2016/17 school year
May 2016

Circular 0006/2016 (PDF)
Post-Graduate Certificate/Diploma Programme of Continuing Professional Development for Teachers working with Students with Special Educational Needs (Autistic Spectrum Disorders)
January 2016

Circular 0005/2016 (PDF)
Graduate Certificate in the Education of Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) for teachers working with Students with ASDs in Special Schools, Special Classes or as Resource Teachers in mainstream Primary and Post-Primary Schools – 2016/2017
January 2016

Circular 0004/2016 (PDF)
Combined Post-Graduate Diploma Programme of Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Involved in Learning Support and Special Education – 2016/2017
January 2016

Circular 0041/2015 (PDF)
Recruitment of Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) – Supplementary Assignment Arrangements for the 2015/16 school year
June 2015

Circular 0009/2015 (PDF)
Payment of Travel Expenses to GAM/EAL (Learning / Language Support) and Resource Teachers in Recognised Primary Schools
February 2015

NCSE Circular 02/2014 (PDF)
Summary of Guidelines 2014/2015 – Special Schools
March 2014

Circular 0007/2014 (PDF)
Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2014/15 school year
January 2014

Circular 0003/2014 (PDF)
The Graduate Certificate in the Education of Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
(ASDs) shall be provided by St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
January 2014

Circular 0002/2014 (PDF)
The Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma Programme of Continuing Professional Development
for Teachers working with Students with Special Educational Needs (Autistic Spectrum
Disorders) shall be provided by St Angela's College, Sligo in collaboration with the Special
Education Support Service
January 2014

Circular 0001/2014 (PDF)
The Combined Post Graduate Diploma Programme of Continuing Professional Development
for Teachers Involved in Learning Support and Special Education shall be available in seven
Universities/Colleges of Education
January 2014

Circular 0010/2013 (PDF)
Scheme of Grants towards the Purchase of Essential Assistive Technology Equipment for
Pupils with Physical or Communicative Disabilities
February 2013

NCSE Circular 04/11 (Word)
Amendment to NCSE Guidelines to Schools – 01/11 and 02/11
April 2011

Circular 0038/2010 (PDF)
Transitional staffing arrangements for special schools

Circular 0051/2007 (Word)
Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs (EPSEN) Act 2004 and Disability Act
2005
June 2007

Circular 0038/2007 (Word)
Criteria for Enrolment in Special Classes for Pupils with Specific Speech and Language
Disorder
April 2007

Circular Sp Ed 02/2005 (PDF)
Organisation of Teaching Resources for Pupils who need Additional Support in Mainstream
Primary Schools
August 2005

Circular 0001/2005 (Word)
National Council for Special Education (NCSE)
January 2005

Circular SpEd 22/03 (Word)
Allocation of Resources for Pupils with Special Needs in Primary Schools

Circular 0024/2003 (Word)
Allocation of Resources for Pupils with Special Educational Needs in National Schools

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