Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (305, 307)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Question:

305. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools that have appealed their SNA allocation for 2019/2020 by county in tabular form. [35227/19]

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Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Question:

307. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools that have appealed their SNA allocation for 2019/2020 by county in tabular form. [35229/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 305 and 307 together.

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. The NCSE is also responsible for managing the appeals process.

As the matter to which the Deputy refers is a matter for the NCSE, I have referred the question to the agency for their direct reply.