Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (169)

Gay Mitchell

Question:

249 Mr. G. Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Science if a full-time learning support teacher will be provided for a school (details supplied) in Dublin 12. [6589/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

The school in question currently has the services of a shared learning support teacher. My Department is currently reviewing existing arrangements for the allocation of special educational supports to primary schools. In that context, my officials have initiated discussions on the matter with representative interests. At this stage, it would be premature to anticipate the outcome. I can confirm, however that the basic purpose of that review is to ensure that each school has the level of resources required to cater for its pupils with special educational needs.