Special Educational Needs
The Special Needs Assistant provides care assistance to named students who have special educational needs. Our SNA’S Ms. Marie Waters, Ms. Rosaleen Donoghue, Ms Michelle Durkin, Ms. Laura O’Sullivan, Ms. Betty Cox and Ms. Leanne Gill make very valuable contributions to St. Louis Community Schools capacity to provide inclusive education to these students. The Special Educational Needs Team and SENCO work collaboratively in devising an appropriate strategy plan for a student with special educational needs. The SNA is made aware of this plan and given guidance on their role in the successful implementation of this plan. The Special Needs Assistant plays an important role in the health and safety of the student and in their social, emotional and educational development. It is important that the Special Needs Assistant supports student participation in school life without developing a culture of dependency.