NCSE Consultative Forum

Under Section 22 of the EPSEN Act, the Council of the NCSE is required to establish a national Consultative Forum to consult with on any matters related to the performance by the Council of its functions. The current membership of the Forum is as follows. Up to 17 members are appointed by the Council and 3 members are appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills. The members of the Forum were appointed from December 2016 and their term is due to expire at end December 2018.

NCSE Consultative Forum 2016-18

Members appointed by the Council
Kevin CarragherDisability Manager, HSE
Breda CorrGeneral Secretary, National Association of Boards of Management in Special Education
Padraig FlanaganPrincipal, Post Primary School
Gerard GallagherDisability Advisor, NUI, Maynooth
Patricia GriffinEducation Officer, Down Syndrome Ireland
Adam HarrisChief Executive, AsIAm.
Julie Helen Advocacy Project Worker for People with Disabilities
Ann HigginsPrincipal, Special School
Denise KellyEducation Officer, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment
Siobhan LongEnable Ireland Disability Services
Matt MelvinPrincipal, Primary School
Teresa McDonnellChairperson of a support organisation for parents of Deaf and hard of hearing children
Deirbhile Nic CraithAssistant General Secretary, Irish National Teachers’ Organisation
Paddy O’NeillPrincipal, Post Primary School
Carmel O’SheaNational Parents Council
Donie O’SheaSenior Policy Advisor, National Disability Authority
Members appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills
Eamonn ClavinDivisional Inspector, Department of Education & Skills
Michael CullinanRegional Director, National Educational Psychological Service
Catriona HanevyAssistant Principal Officer, Department of Education & Skills