Written Answers. - School Staffing.

Liam Aylward

Question:

604 Mr. Aylward asked the Minister for Education and Science if he will review further the application for an additional resource teacher for a school (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7528/01]

My Department has already sanctioned 2.5 hours per week resource teacher support for a pupil attending the school in question. I understand that my Department's inspectorate is currently investigating the need to increase the level of resource teacher support available to the school on foot of additional information provided by the school in relation to its pupils with special needs. As soon as the inspector's report has been considered, my Department will be in touch with the school authorities in relation to this matter.