13:20 Thursday, 14 January 2021
It’ll be on a phased basis.
Special needs students will begin to return to school on a phased basis at primary level and in special schools from next week.
After meetings this morning, the first students will be able to return to class next Thursday.
Education Minister Norma Foley and Minister for Special Education Josepha Madigan met with school staff unions and management to discuss the measures earlier.
Following intensive engagement, I am pleased that there is now a commitment to work towards a return to school for students in special schools and primary school special classes – as well as some students with SEN in mainstream primary classes – from the 21st January.
— ⚖️Josepha Madigan TD ✨ (@josephamadigan) January 14, 2021
Discussions are continuing in relation to post-primary lebvel.