Post-Primary Special Educational Needs

Development will commence shortly on modules for students in senior cycle who follow a Level 1 or Level 2 Learning Programme at junior cycle

NCCA is looking for two people to work as members of the Post-Primary Special Educational Needs development group. Beginning in September 2022, the development group will play a key role in developing modules for students in senior cycle with special educational needs.

Context

NCCA advises the Minister for Education on curriculum and assessment for early childhood education, for primary and post-primary schools. As part of the broader reform of senior cycle it is envisaged that the work of the Post-Primary Special Educational Needs development group will being in September 2022. NCCA is looking for two people to work as members of the Post-Primary Special Educational Needs development group. The development group will play a key role in developing modules for students in senior cycle who follow a Level 1 or Level 2 Learning Programme at junior cycle. This group will include nominees of the education partners, the Department of Education and other key education agencies. To avail of further expertise, the NCCA is seeking expressions of interest from individuals who would like to contribute to work on the Post-Primary Special Educational Needs development group.

Specialist knowledge and expertise

Interested individuals might offer one or more of the following:

  • experience of innovative classroom practice in special education at post-primary
  • involvement in research in areas involving, or related to, special education at post-primary
  • knowledge of assessment practice in special education
  • experience of working in curriculum development
  • experience of working with learning outcomes.

If you are a teacher or researcher and particularly if you are in the early stages of your career or if you work outside the formal education sector, the Council is particularly interested in hearing from you.

The Council plans to have its work on the new curriculum completed by the end of 2023. Beginning in September 2022, the Development Group will support this work through a series of day-long meetings. It is estimated that in the period up to the completion of the task, 8 - 10 such meetings will take place.

Application

Please complete the online expression of interest form by Wednesday 14th September. Two positions on the Development Group will be filled using this process. 

Further information

You might also be interested in looking at the NCCA’s Strategic Plan.