I propose to take Questions No. 109 and 118 together.
I am aware of the cases made by the schools in question for a remedial teacher service.
I am currently reviewing provision across the special needs area, including the remedial area, to ensure that all available resources are deployed as effectively as possible.
In the case of remedial teachers, I have already indicated my intention to ensure that a remedial resource is available to every primary school in the country within the next two years.
As a first step in this process, I intend to allocate additional remedial teacher posts to primary schools for the forthcoming school year. I expect to be in a position to make an announcement on the precise number of posts involved in the near future.
The needs of the schools to which the Deputies refer will be considered in the context of any additional remedial teacher allocations which are undertaken.