The Continuum of Support & the SET Allocation Model, Post Primary Teachers

Continuum of Support (COS) and SET Allocation Model (Post Primary)
Date Venue
4th October 2019 Kildare Education Centre
11th October 2019 Galway Education Centre
16th October 2019 Carrick on Shannon Education Centre
4th November 2019 Cork Education Support Centre
6th December 2019 Kilkenny Education Centre
26th February 2020 Blackrock Education Centre
5th March 2020 Dublin West Education Centre
13th March 2020 Limerick Education Centre
27th March 2020 Drumcondra Education Centre
Registration: 8.45 AM
Seminar begins: 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 3.30 PM

Course Description

The NCSE Support Service is presenting a one day seminar which will provide professional development for Special Education teachers in mainstream Post Primary Schools. This course will provide a substantial understanding into the current landscape of teaching and learning and set the context for whole school and individual planning for the teaching and learning of students with educational needs.


Anticipated Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of SEN in its current educational landscape
  • Develop an informed understanding of the context for whole school planning for students with SEN and individual planning in light of recent legislation and circulars
  • Explore the planning toolkit
  • Discover the partnership in special education, with specific reference to the roles and functions of the Special Education teacher
  • Examine planning for all students with an educational need
  • Develop an understanding of identification, assessment, target setting for students with SEN
  • Engage in individual student planning
  • Explore planning and structuring provision
  • Develop exemplars of good practice
  • Engage in sharing of expertise among participants


Course Overview / Content

  • Examining the current role of SEN within the Irish Education system
  • Overview of the role of SEN in whole school planning
  • Understanding the role of the Special Education Teacher
  • Explaining the range of additional learning needs
  • Understanding the pertinence of assessment as a means of identifying student’s strengths and needs
  • Examining the role of Individual Planning for Students with SEN
  • Identification of Targets and Actions for students with SEN
  • Outlining the importance of monitoring and review of progress
  • Workshop on formulating Individual Planning for Students


Information for Applicants

The course is open to

  • Full-time Special Education Teachers who are currently working in a mainstream Post Primary school
  • Participants will require permission from the Board of Management to attend. Typically, substitution for this seminar will only be allowed to subject teachers with primary responsibility for students and if it is deemed absolutely essential by the Principal
  • Typically substitution will only be allocated to non - substitute teachers
  • Payment is not available to teachers in a substitute capacity


Refreshments and lunch will be provided.