Resource/Learning Support

Learning Support Team

As part of the college’s philosophy to develop the individual potential of each child, the learning support team plays an important role for students who find school challenging in various ways. The college has a number of professionally trained learning support and resource teachers. Learning support in the college can take many forms from small group withdrawal to team teaching in practical classes. The college endeavours to assess the strengths and weaknesses of all students in the core areas on entrance to the college. This is to enable us to plan correct support systems on the timetable so students are being helped in the best way with in the resources available.

The college has a number of special needs assistants. These work with students who have support and care needs as determined by a psychologists report and the ( SENO) Special Educational Needs Organiser for the area. They may be assigned individually or collectively depending on the needs of the students.

The college has a number of teachers who are trained as EAL (English as an additional language ) teachers. These teachers provide support for students where English is not their first language. This is time tabled to occur at Irish time.