The Special Educational Needs Department provides ongoing support provides ongoing support to students whenever necessary, but in particular to those who have been professionally assessed as having a special educational need.
This resource/learning support addresses the specific requirements of the individual student and also supplements the work of the mainstream teacher. It is generally provided in a one-to-one or small group setting. In the case of Junior Cert students it is necessary to give up a subject (usually Irish) in order to access this support.
Screening tests are held for incoming first year students usually in April prior to entry. The results of these tests help to identify students who may need additional support. Each student is further monitored as the year progresses and appropriate support may be offered, with the consent of parents or guardians.
Students have the opportunity to avail of support from First Year to Leaving Cert, including preparation for the use of Special Accommodations for State Examinations, if applicable.
The Special Educational Needs Team is available to parents and students for consultation at any time and details can be found on our contact page.