Special Education

NCSE 09/2019 Appeal Process for Special Education Teaching Allocations
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
NCSE Appeal Form 3 should be used to make an appeal in relation to the accuracy of the allocations which have been made for schools, in accordance with the criteria set out in DES Circular 07/2019.

NCSE Appeals process

Circular 07/2019 Special Education Teaching Allocation
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Circular 07/2019 advises schools of the revised allocation process for Special Education Teachers to mainstream primary schools from September 2019.

Download Circular 07/2019 (PDF)

Special Education Conference

The INTO Consultative Conference on Special Education took place at Clayton Silver Springs, Cork on Saturday 9th March. The theme of the conference was Inclusion – A Continuum of Support.

More information about the Special Education Conference.

Summary of DES Review of Special Education 2012 to Date

Strategic review of special education to proposed new model for allocating teaching resources for students with special education needs.

June 2012 to date

Date Details
9 Mar 2017 DES Staffing Circular 17/2017 (PDF) issues – Includes details of new special teaching allocation model and schools allocations (Appendix C)
7 Mar 2017 DES issue Circular 13/2017 (PDF) Special Education Teaching Allocation – Advising schools of their revised special education teaching allocation for 2017/18
11 Feb 2017 INTO Special Education Conference: A new approach to supporting pupils with special education needs
18 Jan 2017 DES Press Release: Minister of Education Richard Bruton announced a new model for allocating special education teaching resources to mainstream schools
12 Jan 2017 INTO attended DES briefing on new model for allocating additional teachers to schools to support children with special educational needs
Autumn 2016 DES publish the Review of the pilot of a new model for allocating teaching resources to maintain schools to support pupils with special educational needs (pdf)
20 Jun 2016 INTO attended a DES consultation meeting with Education Partners/Stakeholders
15 Sep 2015 DES press release: Pilot Project to support the development of a new model for allocating additional teaching resources to schools for pupils with special educational needs
10 Feb 2015 News item: Minister of Education announces that there will be no change to way teachers are allocated to schools for SEN for the school year 2015/16
20 Jan 2015 INTO attend meeting with DES regarding update of progress of the Proposed New Model where broad parameters of new model were outlined
1 Oct 2014 INTO Representatives (Sean McMahon, President and Deirbhile Nic Craith, Director of Education and Research attend consultation meeting with DES, NCSE and education partners.
5 Sep 2014 Primary School Profile Questionnaire sent to all schools – with return date of 26 September
18 Jun 2014 DES publishes the NCSE Working Group Report (PDF) – A better and more equitable way – Delivery for Students with Special Educational needs
17 Sep 2013 INTO (Sheila Nunan, General Secretary, Brendan O’Sullivan, President, Sean McMahon, Vice President and Deirbhile Nic Craith, Senior Official attend consultation meeting with DES/NCSE for organisations
10 Sep 2013 INTO members attend consultation meeting for Principals and Teachers
25 Jun 2013 Working Group established, chaired by former Chief Inspector, Eamon Stack
17 May 2013 NCSE publish policy advice (PDF) on “Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs in Schools”
13 Jun 2012 DES announces major strategic review of special education

Updated March 2017

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