Policy Advice

2018

Comprehensive Review of the Special Needs Assistant Scheme

Click here to download the Comprehensive Review report

Click here to download the guide to the Comprehensive Review for parents/guardians and students.

Click here to download the infographic outlining the Comprehensive Review process, findings and recommendations.

Click here to download the press release.

Click here to download the Progress Report.

The Council of the NCSE was supported in its review of the Scheme by a Working Group, led by NCSE Chairperson Eamon Stack, which developed a proposal for a new model of support.

Click here to download the report of the Working Group.

A review of Nursing Provision for children with complex medical conditions, including those children attending Special Schools was also undertaken. This review was completed by a Cross Sectoral Team Working Group comprising members from the Departments of Education and Skills, Health, Children and Youth Affairs, NCSE and HSE, as well as an expert clinician.

Click here to download the Report of the Cross Sectoral Team Working Group.

 

2016

Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools

Click here to download the policy advice
Click here to download the policy advice in Irish
Click here to download the guide to the advice for parents/guardians and students
Click here to download the guide to the advice for parents/guardians and students in Irish
Click here to download the press release

2014

A proposed new model for allocating teaching resources for students with special educational needs

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Delivery for Students with Special Educational Needs

A better and more equitable way

Click here for press release
Click here to download the report
An Irish version of this report is available here
Click here for a guide for parents and guardians on how the new model would work
An Irish version of the guide for parents and guardians is available here

2013

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NCSE Policy Advice Paper: Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs in Schools.

The NCSE is pleased to announce the publication of this policy advice paper.

Click here for press release
Click here to download the paper
An Irish version of this paper is available here

2012

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NCSE Policy Advice Paper: The Education of Children with Challenging Behaviour arising from Severe Emotional Disturbance/Behavioural Disorders.

The NCSE is pleased to announce the publication of this policy advice paper.

Click here for press release
Click here to download the paper

2011

NCSE Policy Advice Paper: The Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in Ireland

The Education of Deaf and hard of hearing children in Ireland: NCSE Policy Advice Paper click here.

Oideachas Páistí Bodhra agus Lagéisteachta in Éireann.

A new way forward for Deaf and hard of hearing children in Irish schools:NCSE Press Release click here.

NCSE presentation on the policy advice paper click here.

NCSE Policy Advice Paper: The Future Role of Special Schools and Classes in Ireland

The Future Role of Special Schools and Classes in Ireland