Madigan to introduce new SNA system within a year
Every school will be allocated a certain number of special needs assistants under ‘fairer, more equitable’ scheme, says minister
Josepha Madigan, the new Minister for Special Education, has pledged to change the system for allocating special needs assistants within a year as the current model is “not sustainable”.
The new model for allocating 17,000 special needs assistants to schools was due to begin this month, but was pushed back for a year by Joe McHugh, the former Minister for Education, due to the Covid-19 crisis.
It will give every school a certain number...
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