Fórsa has begun consultation with the Department of Education and Skills (DES) on the content of a new national training programme for SNAs.
The consultation process follows the Government’s decision to develop a new Schools Inclusion Model. As part of this model, for the first time, the DES is developing a national training programme for SNAs.
A one-year pilot of the new ‘School Inclusion Model’ scheme, commenced in September, with 75 schools in Dublin and surrounding counties taking part.
Fórsa’s head of Education Andy Pike explained: “The information provided to Fórsa indicates that the training would be offered firstly to some 500 SNAs within the pilot schools on a voluntary basis before being rolled out nationally.”