Written Answers. - Remedial Education.

Emmet Stagg

Question:

88 Mr. Stagg asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of remedial teachers allocated to each secondary school in County Kildare; the number of pupils enrolled in each school; the number of pupils assessed as requiring the assistance of a remedial teacher in each school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19820/98]

The data requested by the Deputy in relation to the number of ex-quota remedial teachers is given in the following table.

The following number of students were assessed by the Department of Education and Science psychological service as requiring the assistance of a remedial teacher in the County Kildare post-primary schools listed, during the school year 1997/98.

School

Number of Students

St. Brigid's Post-Primary School, Athy

5

Post-Primary School, The Curragh

2

Vocational School, Kildare

8

Presentation Secondary School, Kildare

1

Coláiste Chiaráin, Community School, Leixlip

3

Mercy Convent Secondary School, Naas

2

St. Patrick's Vocational School, Naas

4

Holy Family Secondary School, Newbridge

1

Post-Primary School, Maynooth

1

Post-Primary School, Rathangan

3

Total

30

There were no students assessed as requiring the assistance of a remedial teacher in the other post-primary schools in County Kildare during 1997-98. The above figures do not include students who may have been assessed by other services and for whom information would not be available to the Department.
I am sure the Deputy will appreciate that there are many competing demands for increased funding in all sectors of education. These demands are considered within the overall budgetary constraints.
I can assure the Deputy that the position of the schools in County Kildare will be kept under review and will be considered when next it is possible to allocate additional ex-quota remedial posts.

Enrolment at 30-9-97

Remedial Teachers

Scoil Na mBraithre, Ath I, Contae Chill Dara

351

0

Scoil Mhuire, Ath I, Contae Chill Dara

429

0

St. Wolstan's Holy Faith Convent, Celbridge, County Kildare

612

0

Salesian Secondary School, Celbridge, County Kildare

801

0

Dominican College, Droichead Nua, County Kildare

593

0

Patrician Day College, Droichead Nua, County Kildare

609

0

Mean Scoil an Teaghlaigh Naofa, Droichead Nua, County Kildare

762

1

Cross and Passion College, Kilcullen, County Kildare

623

0

Scoil Dara, Cill Choca, Contae Chill Dara

821

1

Acadamh Sheosaimh Naofa, Cill Dara, Contae Chill Dara

250

0

Presentation Convent, Kildare, County Kildare

343

0

St. Paul's Secondary School, Monasterevan, County Kildare

334

0

Mean Scoil Iognaid Ris, Nas, Contae Chill Dara

766

0

Clongowes Wood College, Naas, County Kildare

427

0

Colaiste Naomh Mhuire, Nas, Contae Chill Dara

800

0

Colaiste Chiarain, Leixlip, County Kildare

868

1

Scoil Mhuire Comm. School, Clane, County Kildare

847

1

Confey Community College, Leixlip, County Kildare

685

1

Colaiste Lorcain, Castledermot, County Kildare

368

1

St. Brigid's Post-Primary School, Athy, County Kildare

309

1

Post-Primary School, Maynooth, County Kildare

689

1

St. Farnan's Post-Primary School, Prosperous, County Kildare

362

0

Post-Primary School, Rathangan, County Kildare

428

1

Vocational School, Kildare, County Kildare

139

0

Post-Primary School, Curragh, County Kildare

215

1

St. Conleth's Vocational School, Newbridge, County Kildare

432

1

St. Patrick's Vocational School, Naas, County Kildare

379

1

TOTALS

14,242

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