The recent announcement from Minister for Education Jan Sullivan that there will be an additional 610 special needs assistant roles available across all schools from September 2015 was a significant move towards a better support system in education for those who require special assistance.   Minster Sullivan stated "Every child with an assessed care need will receive access to SNA support. This is an important principle and will continue in the 2015/16 school year. To achieve that goal I today received sanction from Cabinet for up to an additional 610 SNA posts for allocation to schools from September."

Having trained many specials needs assistants over the years Portobello Institute are delighted that the recognition for more SNA's in schools has been met and that those who need assistance will now get the help they need.

Special Needs Level 5 & 6 coursers now enrolling for autumn.