Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (214)

Arthur Morgan

Question:

343 Mr. Morgan asked the Minister for Education and Science when a person (details supplied) in County Louth will have their application processed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3076/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

My Department allocates resource teaching support and special needs assistants support to second level schools and vocational educational committees to cater for students with special educational needs. Applications for such support are made to my Department by the relevant school authorities. Each application is considered on the basis of the assessed needs of the pupil or pupils involved and the nature and level of support provided is determined on the advice of the psychological service.

I am pleased to inform the Deputy that the school in question has recently been allocated an additional resource teacher support to address the needs of the student in question and a number of other students with special educational needs attending the school.