Organisations and Statutory Bodies With a Role in Special Needs Education

National Learning Network: National Learning Network (NLN) provides a range of flexible training courses for people who have experienced a setback, have had an accident, a mental health issue, an illness, injury or have a disability and extra support needs. We are the largest private provider of personalised education, training and employment services in Ireland. Our

Education Support Centres Ireland: h The Association of Teachers/Education Centers in Ireland is the umbrella organisation of the 21 full-time and 9 part-time Education Centres in Ireland. It represents the interest of the network as a whole including both part-time and full-time Directors, staff and management committees of all centres. The executive of

The National Behavioural Support Service (NBSS): NBSS Model of Support to Schools: The National Behaviour Support Service (NBSS) was established by the Department of Education & Skills in 2006 in response to the recommendation in School Matters: The Report of the Task Force on Student Behaviour in Second Level Schools (2006).  The role of the NBSS is

The Special Education Support Service (SESS): On 20th March, 2017 three support services; Special Education Support Service (SESS)National Behaviour Support Service (NBSS)Visiting Teacher Service for Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Children who are Blind/Visually Impaired (VTHVI)  transferred from the Department of Education and Skills (DES) to the National Council for Special Education (NCSE)

National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) NEPS psychologists work with both primary and post-primary schools and are concerned with learning, behaviour, social and emotional development. Each psychologist is assigned to a group of schools. NEPS psychologists specialise in working with the school community. They work in partnership with teachers, parents and children in identifying educational

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment: Early Childhood: Aistear is the early childhood curriculum framework for all children from birth to six years in Ireland. Aistear can be used in the range of early childhood settings including children’s own homes, childminding settings, full and part-time daycare settings, sessional services and infant classes in primary schools.

Special Educational Needs Organisers: The National Council for Special Education offers support for parents through its network of Special Educational Needs Organisers (SENO) within designated geographical areas. To find out more about the functions of the NCSE please click here. Each SENO has responsibility for specific schools, primary, post primary and special, within their

Special Needs Education Post Primary School

: Students with special educational needs may be in ordinary classes in mainstream post-primary schools or in special classes in these schools or in special schools. They may get help from special education teachers and care support from special needs assistants (SNAs). Mainstream schools Post-primary students with special educational needs may attend

Organisations and Statutory Bodies with a Role in Special Needs Education

The National Council for Special Education: The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) is a statutory body with particular functions in relation to special needs education. Its main functions are: Planning and co-ordinating the provision of education and support services to children with special educational needs (in conjunction with schools and the