St Ciarán's NS, Castlejordan

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

Welcome to St. Ciarán's National School, Castlejordan

At St. Ciarán's National School in Castlejordan, we believe that every child deserves an education tailored to their unique needs and abilities. That's why we're dedicated to providing exceptional support and resources for students with special needs, ensuring they receive the care and attention necessary to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

Our Approach to Special Needs Education

Our approach to special needs education is rooted in inclusivity, empathy, and individualized support. We recognize that each child has their own strengths, challenges, and learning styles, so we strive to create a nurturing environment where every student feels valued and supported.

Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

At St. Ciarán's, we develop Support Plans for students with special needs in collaboration with their parents or guardians, teachers, and support staff. These personalized plans outline specific goals, accommodations, and interventions tailored to each student's needs, ensuring they receive the appropriate level of support to succeed academically and socially.

Dedicated Support Staff

Our school is staffed with dedicated professionals who are trained in special education and passionate about making a difference in the lives of our students. From special education teachers to working with external speech therapists, occupational therapists, and educational assistants, our team works together to provide comprehensive support and intervention strategies to help students overcome challenges and reach their full potential.

Inclusive Learning Environment

We believe in the power of inclusion and strive to create a learning environment where all students feel accepted, respected, and supported. Inclusive practices are embedded into our curriculum, classrooms, and school culture, promoting meaningful interactions and friendships among students of all abilities.

Collaboration with Families and Community Partners

At St. Ciarán's, we understand the importance of collaboration between home, school, and community. We maintain open lines of communication with parents or guardians, providing regular updates on their child's progress and involving them in the decision-making process regarding their education. Additionally, we collaborate with community organizations and external service providers to access additional resources and support for our students with special needs.

Continuous Professional Development

Our commitment to excellence in special needs education is reflected in our ongoing professional development initiatives. Our staff participates in regular training sessions and workshops to stay updated on best practices, evidence-based interventions, and the latest research in the field of special education, ensuring that we are equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the diverse needs of our students.


At St. Ciarán's National School, Castlejordan, we are dedicated to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment where every student has the opportunity to thrive. Through individualized support, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence, we empower students with special needs to reach their full potential and achieve success in school and beyond. Join us in celebrating diversity and embracing the power of inclusive education.

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