Special Educational Needs Organisers (SENO)

The delivery of local service for the NCSE is the responsibility of the Special Educational Needs Organiser (SENO). SENOs deal with the following resource allocation functions:

    • Processing applications from all schools for resource teacher support in respect of children with low-incidence disabilities such as moderate general learning disabilities, visual or hearing impairments, physical disabilities or autism, and deciding on the level of support appropriate to the school
    • Processing applications from second-level schools for resource teacher support in respect of children with high-incidence disabilities such as mild general learning disability and deciding on the level of support appropriate to the school
    • Processing applications from schools and deciding on the appropriate level of special needs assistant support for children with disabilities
    • Examining applications from all schools for special equipment/assistive technologyExamining applications from schools for transport arrangements for children with disabilities and making recommendations to the Department of Education & Science
    • Providing a list of possible educational settings for individual children with special educational needs

(from NCSE website)

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