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Meet the Team

At Portobello Institute we share a common commitment to quality, a structured approach to learning and a focus on industry links as well as care for the individual learners.

Our academic team along with programme managers and teaching staff are the heart of the college who inspire and support our students on a daily basis and throughout their educational journey with us.  To ensure full relevant support for every learner we have a programme manager in place for every department. All with significant experience within their sector we are delighted to show just some of our dedicated team. 

Louise Staunton

SNA Tutor


Louise completed her Diploma in Continuous Education; Train The Trainer Training in 2002 at National University Of Ireland, Maynooth. She has delivered our Special Needs Assisting Level 5 & Level 6 courses over the last number of years in Galway city.


Louise also trained as a Special Needs Assistant where she has gained vast experience and great insight to what is needed to work successfully as a Special Needs Assistant. She worked in a Special School for a number of years, where she gained invaluable experience working with students with a wide variety of needs. Has worked in Post Primary, Primary and mainstream Schools, with MGLD and ASD Units.


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