Support for Learning department


Ms M Browne (Co-ordinator)
Mr K Barry (Teacher)
Ms E Delaney (SNA)
Ms H Hanley (Teacher)
Ms E MacGowan (Teacher)
Mrs L McBride (SNA)
Mrs C McClean (SNA)
Mr J O'Brien (Teacher)
Ms L Packham (Teacher)
Ms R Phillips (Teacher)

Our knowledgeable, experienced, and highly-qualified support for learning team
provides both social and academic support to pupils facing additional challenges in the
course of their school day.  This support takes a variety of forms and aims to be
inclusive and unobtrusive.  The team works very closely with our two full-time Guidance
Counsellors.  Pupils are supported within mainstream classrooms and taught individually in small groups.  Resources are allocated according to the greatest need and every effort is made to distribute them as fairly as possible.  Social support is available throughout the school day, especially with regard to helping pupils to be organized and ready to learn.  Pupils are encouraged to participate as fully as possible in all aspects of school life.

We value the input of parents with whom we maintain close contact.  Parents who wish
to apply for a place for a son or daughter with an additional learning need should contact
the Admissions Office in the first instance.  Parents concerned about an existing pupil or who have new information to share should contact the Support for Learning Co-ordinator who is also responsible for applying for reasonable accommodations for Certificate Examinations.  Applications for these accommodations are usually made in September of Form 6 for Leaving Certificate pupils and November of Form 3 for Junior Certificate pupils.  Details of the criteria are available on the State Examinations Commission website.