My Department allocates resource teacher and special needs assistant support to second level schools to cater for pupils with special eduational needs. Applications for such support are made by the relevant school authorities. Each application is considered on the basis of the assessed needs of the pupil/s concerned and responses are determined on the advice of the National Educational Psychological Service.
An application for support in respect of the student in question has been forwarded to the National Educational Psychological Service for its recommendation as to the nature and level of support required. As soon as the report of the psychological service has been received and considered, my Department will notify the school authorities of the outcome of its application.