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Bruton’s special needs assistant (SNA) plans win cautious welcome

IMPACT trade union, which represents almost 7,000 special needs assistants (SNAs), today (Tuesday) welcomed education minister Richard Bruton’s plans for a 7% increase in the number of SNAs, but said a continued expansion of the service will be required in the coming years to meet growing demand and respond to demographic changes. IMPACT official […]


Report recommends continuing training opportunities for SNAs

A new report – ‘The Role of the Special Needs Assistant’ – was launched last week (Thursday 21st January) by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection. The report has recommended that SNAs should be provided with opportunities to avail of continuous professional development training relevant to their work and similar to that of teachers. […]