Applications for Teaching Support.

5th September, 2012



To: Boards of Management,
Principal Teachers and all Teaching Staff of Primary, Post Primary and VEC


Submission of Outstanding Applications
for additional Resources for the 2012/13 School Year


New Closing Date of 5th
October for Applications for Teaching Support


The DES has clarified the arrangements that will apply to the processing of valid applications for supports received since the 2nd May.  In June, the NCSE issued decisions to schools in respect of valid applications received up to 2nd May.


Teaching Supports


Schools are now requested to submit all outstanding applications for Resource Teaching support for the coming school year to the SENO by 5th October, 2012.


SNA Supports


Applications for SNA support will continue to be processed by the local SENO within the context of the overall cap on SNA numbers.


Pupils not enrolling in September 2012


Schools may have been allocated supports for pupils with SEN, who were due to commence in September and who may not now do so. In such cases, the overall level of resources allocated to the school may require adjustment. Schools should therefore notify the SENO of such cases by Friday September 28th 2012.