The school has a Special Education Needs department where Ms Clare Kenny is the teacher with a post of responsibility as Coordinator of special education needs.
Members of Special Education Needs Department
Brenda Breen, Clare Kenny, Lisa Lynch, Sharon O Brien, Martin McGettrick
DES SEN Allocation 2009 - 2010
The Department of Education and Skills allocated 101 hours per week in special education needs resources.
Delivery of Special Education Service
The formation of small classes in English and Maths is the chief means by which the school utilizes the resource hours allocated by the DES. In these small classes students are prepared for the Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations in English and Maths. Parents are consulted and students are assigned to the small classes only after parental consent.
Consultation with Parents
There is a high level of consultation with parents of students with special education needs. The consultation begins from and even before enrolment and there is an ‘open door’ policy to parents visiting the school to discuss the progress of their son / daughter.