Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (174, 175, 176)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

174. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of applications made for access to a SNA by primary schools during the 2018-2019 school year by county; the number of SNAs allocated to special classes for the same period by county; and the number of posts lost due to children leaving sixth class in each school. [46230/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

175. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of SNA posts in post-primary schools that followed the children from sixth class in primary school to first class in post-primary school; the remaining allocation for post-primary schools by county; and the number of applications made for access to a SNA by post-primary schools during the 2018-2019 school year. [46231/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

176. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of applications made by special schools for access to a SNA during the 2018-2019 school year by county. [46232/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 174 to 176, inclusive, together.

The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) are responsible for the management of the application process for Special Needs Assistant (SNA) support and I will forward the Deputy's questions for their direct reply.

The NCSE has published details of SNA allocations for all schools which are available to view on a per county basis, including special schools.  Details can be accessed on the NCSE website at www.ncse.ie or by using the following link http://ncse.ie/statistics.