Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (168)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

168. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of new applications made for SNA access for the 2019-2020 academic year; and the number of new SNA posts created solely based on these new applications. [46224/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I announced on 27th May that 792 additional SNA posts would be allocated to schools for the beginning of the 2019/20 school year, with almost 130 additional posts expected to be allocated by December 2019.

By the end of this year, there will be up to 15,950 SNAs working in our schools, an increase of over 51% since 2011.  

The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) is responsible for SNA application process and I will forward the Deputy's question to the NCSE for their direct reply.