Day: January 8, 2019

July Educational Programme

July Education Programme: The July Education Programme is a funding arrangement for schools to provide further special needs education in the month of July. Special schools and mainstream primary schools with special classes catering for children with autism may choose to extend their education services through the month of July.

Back to Education Allowance

Back to Education Allowance: If you are unemployed, parenting alone or have a disability and are getting certain payments from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), you may take part in a second-or third-level education course and get a Back to Education Allowance (BTEA). If you want

Psychological Services for Schools

Psychological Services for Schools: National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS): The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) provides psychological services in public and private primary and post-primary schools and in related educational centres. NEPS is a service of the Department of Education and Skills (DES) and aims to support the personal, social and educational

Visiting Teacher Service

Visiting Teacher Service: The Inclusion Support Service (which is part of the National Council of Special Education) operates Visiting Teacher Service (pdf) for deaf or hard-of-hearing children and children with visual impairments. Specially trained teachers provide the service. Visiting teachers aim to be a support to both the parents or guardian and

Special Needs Education in Primary School

Special Needs Education in Primary School: Children with special educational needs may be in ordinary classes in mainstream primary schools or in special classes in these schools. They may get additional educational support from learning support and resource teachers and care support from special needs assistants (SNAs). Information regarding special needs

Learning Support/Resource Teachers

Learning Support/Resource Teachers: A learning support teacher service is generally available to all primary schools. The Learning Support Guidelines (pdf) published by the Department of Education and Skills explain the aims and activities of learning support programmes. They include the procedures for identifying and selecting children who might have difficulty with reading