Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (217)

Olwyn Enright

Question:

346 Ms Enright asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason a psychologist's report was requested for a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3143/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

A copy of a psychological assessment was requested for the pupil in question to facilitate consideration of the application for special educational needs supports submitted by the school referred to by the Deputy. The dedicated team of inspectors and psychologists that carried out the examination found that the pupil does not meet the criteria for special needs assistant support under circular 07/02 and this was communicated verbally to the school principal recently. My officials will be in further contact with the school shortly concerning the matter of resource teaching provision.