Important new information for schools

NCSE can confirm 26th March 2014 as the closing date for receipt of applications for the 2014/2015 school year.

Click here for NCSE guidelines 14/15 Allocations

NCSE Research Conference, Croke Park, November 20 2013 : For presentations click here.

NCSE new research report What Works in the Provision of Higher, Further and Continuing Education, Training and Rebilitation for Adults with Disabilities? A Review of Literature

Click here to download the report

Important Information for Schools-SNA Recruitment

The Department of Education and Skills have published Circular 0037/2013 on Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) - Supplementary Assignment Arrangements for the 2013/2014 school year.

Click here to view Circular

Choosing a School

Choosing a School: A Guide for Parents and Guardians of Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs

Roghnú Scoile: Treoir do Thuismitheoirí agus do ChaomhnóiríLeanaí agus Daoine Óga a bhfuil Riachtanais Speisialta Oideachais acu

A copy of the NCSE's recent policy advice 'Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs in Schools' is available at the link below:

NCSE Policy Advice Paper: Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs in Schools.

A copy of this paper is available to download here.

A copy of the press release is available here.


The National Council for Special Education (NCSE)

The NCSE is a statutory body established under the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004. Since our establishment, we have concentrated on developing an organisation which provides a timely and efficient service to schools in sanctioning teaching and Special Needs Assistant (SNA) resources to support children with special educational needs.

We have also embarked on a wide-ranging programme of research on the provision of special education which will help us formulate policy advice to the Minister for Education and Skills.

The aim of our website is to provide some introductory information about the work of the Council. We hope the website becomes a useful resource for parents, teachers, health and education professionals and policy makers interested in our work. We would welcome your comments on our work.

We also provide links to other websites with information on Special Education which we hope you will also find helpful.

Should you wish to print any information from our website, please use the printer friendly link at the end of each page.

If you have any comments or queries relating to our website, please contact the NCSE Webmaster on webmaster@ncse.ie. For other queries, please see our Contact Us page to select the appropriate section to contact.

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