The Special Educational Area: The Snug
Howth Primary School, Scoil Mhuire, has an extensive department for the provision of one to one and small group teaching and assistance in the areas of Literacy, Numeracy, autism, enhanced learning, English as a second language, ADHD, physical disabilities, language development, gross and fine motor skills, dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia, among other needs. This area is affectionately known as ‘The Snug’.
The department has six full-time and two part-time teachers and five Special Needs Assistants, who work together as a team both in the Snug and also in the classroom where in-class support is provided to all classes.
We currently have 60 children who avail of Special Education Needs (SEN) teaching and assistance and 8 children who have access to the care of our 5 special needs assistants.
Our department is fully equipped with ipads, educational resources, maths games, a comprehensive library for the teaching of reading and mathematical and sensory equipment.