There are 135 pupils enrolled at Scoil Realt na Mara National School, Brittas Bay. We are an 8 teacher school consisting of 6 main-stream teachers, and 2 full-time and 1 part-time Special Education Needs Teachers. The number of teachers in a school is determined by the Department of Education and Skills and allocation depends on the enrolment of a school on the preceding September 30th.
SNAs & Resource Teachers:
Resource hours for children with the specific diagnosis and the SNAs (Special Needs Assistants) are allocated by the NCSE. A SENO (Special Needs Education Needs Organiser) for the NCSE assesses the needs within a school and very strict criteria is followed.
When a teacher is absent, a substitute is employed or children are divided amongst other classes depending on the category of absence. Class work schemes are in place and monthly reports are written every year to ensure consistency and continuity.