Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Department of Education and Skills
290. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills her views on the urgency of providing additional classroom accommodation for a school (details supplied) given the need for six additional classrooms; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49545/21]
I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department has approved funding to the school in question to undertake refurbishment works to temporary accommodation at the school's previous site to accommodate the additional special classes
The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) is responsible, through its network of Special Education Needs Organisers (SENOs), for the development and delivery and co-ordination of education services to children with special educational needs, including the establishment of special class and special school placements. In this regard, the NCSE will undertake the strategic review which was confirmed as part of the agreed record of a meeting with the school management and patron representatives. The outcome of this review will inform the medium to long term demand for special educational needs in the area.