Two new classes for Tipp schools

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Two Tipperary schools are to recieve two new classes this September under a programme announced by National Council for Special Education (NCSE).

The two new classes will cater for children with special needs and come as part of a nationwide announcement that will benefit over 500 children in 88 mainstream primary and post primary schools.

According to Fine Gael Deputy Tom Hayes the two schools that will benefit are St Mary’s CBS Clonmel and Ardfinnan National School.

He stated that classes such these will provide vital support to students with special needs particularly with the transition from primary to post primary settings.

These classes have lower pupil-teacher ratios than mainstream classes ranging from one teacher for six pupils to one teacher for ten pupils.