The SEN Department aims to facilitate and co-ordinate the provision of education to students who may have an educational need. We have a qualified team of SEN Coordinators who are proactive in working with the students to support them in every possible way to achieve their individual potential.
Using the continuum of support model, the department endeavours to assess the strengths and areas of development of all students in the core areas. This allows us as a whole school to plan the correct support for each student so they are helped in the best way with the resources available. We work closely with all those who have a shared interest in the student’s educational and personal development, placing a particular emphasis and value on its relationship with the student’s primary educators, her parents. The SEN Department also works in collaboration with parents and external agencies in the preparation of individual students for adult and working life.
Equally, the school is dedicated to ensuring that Exceptionally Able Students have the opportunities for academic excellence that they require in full recognition of their Special Educational Needs. Since 2011 our school has participated in the CTY (Centre for Talented Youth) programme to heighten awareness of our Exceptionally Able Students. We identify any students in this category and the parents of the relevant students are invited to refer their daughters to CTY, if they so wish.
SEN Coordinators (2023/2024)
Left to Right: Mary Carey (1st year), Stephanie Horan (2nd year),Marina Hickey (3rd year), Siobhán Burns (Transition year),Casey O' Donoghue (5th & LCA1), Niamh O Connell (6th year & LCA2)
National Council for Special Education https://ncse.ie/
Gifted Kids http://www.giftedkids.ie/
As I Am https://asiam.ie/
Dyslexia Association of Ireland https://www.dyslexia.ie/
National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Services/National-Educational-Psychological-Service-NEPS-/NEPS-Home-Page.html
National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation/department-of-education/?referrer=http://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Services/National-Educational-Psychological-Service-NEPS-/NEPS-H