Schools are currently facing a recruitment crisis.
The Government will work hard to ensure that four new special schools will have the right resources ready to go in time for next September.
That's according to the Minister of State for Special Education Josepha Madigan following the announcement of new schools for the South Kildare area, Enfield in Meath, Limerick City, and Gorey in Wexford
Schools around the country are facing a recruitment and retention crisis with many teaching roles not being filled.
Minister Madigan says they will ensure that the kids who attend these new schools will have what they need:
Fianna Fáil Senator Shane Cassells says:
“It is absolutely excellent news that a new special school has been announced for Enfield. It will cater for young people with autism and complex learning needs up to 18 years of age, helping Meath pupils with special educational needs and their families achieve the best possible outcomes.
“Details in relation to the precise location of the new special school, the admission process and the number of places to be offered for the 2024/25 school year will be confirmed very shortly by my party colleague, Minister for Education Norma Foley, and her Department.”