A meeting was held with representatives of Ballytobin-Camphill community recently to discuss the recognition process for schools. The representatives were advised that recognition as a mainstream school could not be granted since the requirements for curriculum provision and patronage were not being met.
In view of the particular emphasis of the school, the representatives acknowledged that it might be more appropriate to seek application for recognition as a special school and indicated that they would consider submitting a proposal in this regard to the special education section of my Department. No such proposal has been received to date.
The provision of therapeutic supports is the responsibility of the relevant health authority.