Tuesday 24 April 2018

An extra 380 resource teachers appointed for students with special needs

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan
Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan
Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

A further 380 resource teaching posts for students with special needs have been filled for the current school year.

It brings to 6,832 the total number of resource teachers, up 10pc on last year and up 30pc on three years ago.

An initial allocation of  6,454 resource teachers for 2015/16  was announced  in May, when a number of posts were held in reserve pending late applications

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