SNA Review


Comprehensive Review of the Special Needs Assistant (SNA) Scheme

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. has asked the NCSE to lead a comprehensive review of the SNA scheme in consultation with other relevant Departments and State Agencies. The Terms of Reference for the review are available here.

This review will take into account previous reviews of the scheme, including:

As part of its review, the NCSE is currently engaged in a widespread consultation with education partners and stakeholders. At each consultation session, participants are asked to consider the same series of questions.

The NCSE is inviting written submissions from education partners and other stakeholders on those questions. Please click on the link under to access the questions. Responses to each question are limited to 500 words. The cut off date for making a submission is Friday 23rd December 2016.

All written submissions will be taken into account in the development of our policy advice and will be acknowledged in the final publication.