Rockwell College


Additional Educational Needs


Approach to Special Educational Needs

The school consistently revisits its strategy for student engagement and involvement, ensuring that every student, including those with special educational needs, has a platform to voice their opinions on matters impacting them within the school environment.

We are dedicated to cultivating a comprehensive, inclusive, and cohesive atmosphere for all students, including those with Special Educational Needs. This commitment ensures that these students not only have access to tailored education at Rockwell College but also actively engage and reap the benefits of a supportive educational journey tailored to their specific requirements.


Our Special Educational Needs Team

Comprising the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), Ms. Anna Dunne (pictured), alongside dedicated teachers of learning support classes and proficient Special Needs Assistants (SNAs), our team collaborates effectively to:

  • Conduct diagnostic testing, providing ongoing monitoring, guidance to subject teachers, students, parents/guardians, and direct instruction for students with special needs.
  • Collaboratively develop comprehensive Student Support Files for students requiring specialized assistance.
  • Undertake consultations with pertinent agencies and individuals to formulate and implement targeted Student Support Plans (SSPs).

The Additional Education Needs Faculty includes:

  • Ms. Anna Dunne - SENCO
  • Mr. Martin Daly
  • Ms. Aine Meally
  • Mr. Ian Murphy
  • Ms. Breda Corcoran - SNA
  • Ms. Stephanie Loughnane - SNA

All of our SEN faculty warmly welcome discussions and meetings with parents and guardians to ensure the best possible support for our students.

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Special Educational Needs Policy:

  • Fostering Inclusivity: We are committed to an integrated and inclusive approach to cater to the needs of Special Educational Needs students. Our goal is to ensure their access to, participation in, and benefit from education that is tailored to their requirements within the Rockwell College community.
  • Equitable Provision: We strive to identify and serve students with special educational needs in a just and equitable manner, nurturing their learning potential while upholding their self-worth and dignity.
  • Comprehensive Awareness: Our aim is to ensure that all staff members are well-informed about students' special educational needs and their role in addressing these needs effectively.
  • Diverse and Inclusive Curriculum: We are dedicated to offering students with special educational needs a curriculum that is wide-ranging, balanced, progressive, and differentiated, promoting an inclusive educational experience.
  • Fostering Growth: Our mission aligns with developing students' self-esteem, confidence, and sense of achievement, in line with the school's Mission Statement and relevant policies.