Thursday, 8 November 2018

Questions (64)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

64. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of special needs assistants who were employed in Cork city and county in each of the years 2011 to 2017. [46321/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) is responsible for allocating a quantum of Special Needs Assistant (SNA) support for each school annually taking into account the assessed care needs of children qualifying for SNA support enrolled in the school.

Annual statistics on SNA allocations are published on the NCSE website, www.ncse.ie , and include information on allocations by county. Allocations, broken down by county, are available from the 2012/13 school year onwards.

The statistics published by the NCSE indicate the allocations, i.e. the number of SNA posts allocated, for County Cork are as set out below.

School Year

As at

Allocation

2012/13

November 2012

1,450.69

2013/14

October 2013

1,429.49

2014/15

October 2014

1,494.73

2015/16

September 2015

1,541.05

2016/17

September 2016

1,638.49

2017/18

September 2017

1,806.99