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The National Council for Special Education has published the SNA Allocations to Schools for September 2016/17

Click here to view the SNA Allocations to Primary Schools
Click here to view the SNA Allocations to Post Primary Schools
Click here to view the SNA and Teaching Allocations to Special Schools
Click here to view the SNA Allocations by County

Click here to view the Department of Education and Skills Press Release

The NCSE has published new Transitional Guidelines for Parents of Students with Special Educational Needs and for Schools.

Click here for Guidelines on Starting School
Click here for Guidelines on Moving from Primary to Post-Primary School
Click here for Guidelines on Moving between Mainstream and Special Settings
Click here for Guidelines on Planning for Life after School
Click here for Transitional Guidelines for Schools

Click here for Press Release

The NCSE has published Guidelines and application forms for Primary and Post Primary schools for the 2016/2017 Allocations process. The deadline date for receipt of Low Incidence Teaching Hours support, access to SNA support, and applications for Resource Teaching Hours support for students with Down syndrome is 29th February.

While the date for receipt of Confirmation of Leavers forms is 18th January SENOs will accept Confirmation of Leavers forms up to 25th January 2016.

Guidelines and application forms for Special Schools will be available shortly.

NCSE research conference took place on Wednesday 25th November at Croke Park. Key themes for this year’s event were teacher education for inclusion and assistive technology. Click here for Conference Presentations.

International Keynote Speakers included Professor Mel Ainscow, University of Manchester and Dr Chris Abbott, Emeritus Reader in Assistive Technologies, King’s College London. The event also featured papers on NCSE commissioned research.

The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) has published the allocations of resource teaching hours to schools for the 2015/2016 school year.

Click here to view the NCSE’s Allocation to Primary Schools
Click here to view the NCSE’s Allocation to Post Primary Schools
Click here to view County Totals for all schools

Click here to view the NCSE Press Release

The National Council for Special Education has published the SNA Allocations to Schools for September 2015/16

Click here to view the SNA Allocations to Primary Schools
Click here to view the SNA Allocations to Post Primary Schools
Click here to view the SNA Allocations to Special Schools
Click here to view the SNA Allocations by County

Click here to view the NCSE Press Release



The National Council for Special Education

The NCSE is a statutory body established under the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004. Since our establishment, we have concentrated on developing an organisation which provides a timely and efficient service to schools in sanctioning teaching and Special Needs Assistant (SNA) resources to support children with special educational needs.

We have also embarked on a wide-ranging programme of research on the provision of special education which will help us formulate policy advice to the Minister for Education and Skills.

The aim of our website is to provide some introductory information about the work of the Council. We hope the website becomes a useful resource for parents, teachers, health and education professionals and policy makers interested in our work. We would welcome your comments on our work.

We also provide links to other websites with information on Special Education which we hope you will also find helpful.

Should you wish to print any information from our website, please use the printer friendly link at the end of each page.

If you have any comments or queries relating to our website, please contact the NCSE Webmaster onwebmaster@ncse.ie. For other queries, please see our Contact Us page to select the appropriate section to contact.


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