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My child receives extra help in primary school. What should I look for in a secondary school?

If your child has been receiving extra support and assistance in primary school it is important that you look for a secondary school that has a special education teacher in place on a full-time basis that is able to support all children with special needs in the school.
 
The school should have teachers who have received training in how to differentiate their methodology and curriculum for children with special needs. There should also be an accepting attitude on the part of all staff as your child is entitled to be a full part of the school and avail of all it has to offer.
 
 In order to find out if the school in question caters for all the above, you will need to speak to the school and ask these question. It’s important to bear in mind that your child may be eligible for special consideration at the time of Junior and Leaving Cert but this will be determined about a year before these exams will be taken.

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