Dáil debates

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

Youthreach Programme Review

6:00 pm

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Dublin West, Labour) | Oireachtas source

Schools often have children who may have particular special needs or learning requirements that need to be specifically addressed. For instance, a child may be on the autism spectrum and find life difficult in a general school for a variety of reasons.

Youthreach participation can be a postcode lottery. It depends on where one lives. What arrangements will the Minister make to deal with this? The Youthreach model could be used in existing primary and secondary schools in rural and medium-sized towns where the population might be small. It could be used like an ASD class as a special provision, which could give them an extra boost.


Mark McNeill
Posted on 9 Jun 2020 2:27 pm (This comment has been reported to moderators)

I like what you say that the Youthreach model could be used in mainstream schools in rural locations, would this mean there would be teacher contracts and not just resource contracts???

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