864 Special Needs Assistants will be supporting pupils in schools across Galway for the coming school year. The total reflects an increased allocation of 36 extra Special Needs Assistants for Galway.
At primary level the number of SNAs will rise from 520.8 to 545.34 – an increase of almost 25. At secondary level the number of SNAs supporting pupils will rise from 185 to 195.75 – an increase of over ten. Meanwhile, pupils at special schools in Galway will receive support from 123 SNAs.
Nationally, the allocations bring to 15,950 Special Needs Assistants working in our schools, providing vital support and assistance to pupils helping them to participate and reach their educational potential.
The SNA allocations reflect unparalleled investment in special educational needs by the Fine Gael-led Government with €560 million for SNAs as part of a total €1.9 billion investment secured by Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD.
With today’s allocations the number of Special Needs Assistants in Galway will, by September, have increased to 864 from 599 in October 2011 – an increase of over 44% – helping children with special educational needs to fulfil their potential.
Information on the Allocations by County and by School is available at www.ncse.ie.
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