My Department has no record of receiving an application for resource teaching support for the pupil in question. My officials contacted the school authorities and were informed that the pupil was assessed as having a disability, which falls within the high-incidence disability categories. The Deputy may be aware that a new weighted model of resource teacher allocation has been introduced for pupils with special educational needs who, like the pupil in question, fall within the high-incidence disability categories. The needs of this pupil can be met from within the current resource and learning support teaching allocation available to the school. I understand that the school principal advised the parent that he would arrange additional teaching support in small groups for the pupil in question at the school from November 2004.