The school referred to by the Deputy had the services of a resource teacher based in the school and shared with six other schools in the area.
Arising from an investigation conducted by my Department's inspectorate, arrangements relating to resource teacher support for children with special needs in the area have now been revised. The case load of the resource teacher attached to the school to which the Deputy refers has now been reduced and that teacher is now catering only for children in the school in question and one other school. Alternative arrangements have been put in place to address the special needs of children attending other schools in the area. The authorities of the school in question have been advised of the new arrangements.