Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (173)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

173. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills when he plans to roll out the school inclusion model nationally in view of the fact schools outside of the 75 schools in the pilot programme have lost SNAs and have not benefited from in-school support. [46229/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

On 27th March I announced the trialling of the School Inclusion Model, a new model of support for students with special educational and additional care needs, which is being piloted in 75 schools in the Kildare/Wicklow/South Dublin region in the current school year.

The School Inclusion Model aims to build schools’ capacity and to provide the right supports at the right time for students with additional needs.

A comprehensive independent evaluation of the pilot will be required to test its effectiveness and provide guidance on issues to consider in any potential mainstreaming of the School Inclusion Model.