It has been my intention for some time to carry out a general review of SNA support levels and deployment in mainstream national schools. Bearing in mind the view expressed by schools that any such review should have regard to the actual circumstances on the ground, I have decided the process should involve a visit to each school with SNA support. The review has commenced and will involve approximately 2,000 primary schools with existing SNA supports.
Decisions regarding the appropriate level of SNA support in the school concerned will be based on the outcome of this review. Arrangements for the commencement of this review are being made and my officials will contact the school to clarify its allocation of SNA support pending the outcome.