At Clarin College we are committed to developing each student to their full potential. The Special Educational Needs Department provides ongoing support to students whenever necessary, but in particular to those who have been professionally assessed as having a special educational need.
Students with Special Educational Needs come under two categories:
Students who require learning support and students who require Resource Teaching.
When enrolling a child in the school, parents need to inform the Principal, Mr. Ciaran Folan and/or the Learning Support Co-ordinator, Noreen Qualter, of the child's difficulties.
If the child recieves Resource Teaching in the Primary School, an application will be made to the NCSE to have these hours continued at second level. All the child's reports will have to be given to the school in order to have the application processed.
When the hours are granted, SEN students may be brought together in groups for instruction in specific aspects of the curriculum, or so that common targets in their learning plans can be addressed.
Students who are selected for Learning Support are generally those who have low levels of achievement in literacy or mathematics. They get supplementary teaching by the Learning Support Teacher.
At Clarin College we have six qualified Special Education Teachers, Noreen Qualter, Ann Lynn, Trina Duane, Clare Connelly, Philip Casey and Sile Fahy.
Students with Special Educational Needs