Minister McHugh announces almost 800 new special needs assistant posts being allocated to schools for September 2019

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DES: The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today (Monday 27 May) announced almost 800 new special needs assistant posts will be allocated to schools from September.

And as the need for more additional supports in schools is confirmed in the early weeks of the school year, up to 130 additional posts are expected to be allocated by December. 

Minister McHugh said: “Special needs assistants are vital to the work of a school. They are dedicated, caring and hugely important in ensuring the Government can meet its goal of supporting children with special needs and helping them to reach their potential. Read press release