Over 950 extra Special Needs Assistants for South Dublin County

Over 950 extra Special Needs Assistants for South Dublin County

MORE than 950 additional Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) will be available for allocation in South Dublin County for the upcoming school year.

Schools across the area will receive 975 additional SNAs to ensure that every child who needs extra help will have access to it.

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Local TD and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald said: “This announcement reflects the Government’s commitment to ensure that all children with special educational needs can maximise their potential.

“The increase reflects the growing participation of children with special educational needs in our local schools and it will support their full participation and progression within the educational system.”

The Tánaiste concluded: “The extra posts will ensure that every child that needs access to SNA support can receive this support; that is my priority.”

The details of the allocations for every county can be found at www.ncse.ie