Written answers

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Department of Education and Skills

School Accommodation

Photo of Brian StanleyBrian Stanley (Laois-Offaly, Sinn Fein)
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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]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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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.

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