Phased return for special schools to start next week

Special schools and special needs students in primary schools will be able to return to classrooms from next week.

Special students will be able to access in-person education on a phased basis from Thursday January 21st.

This will also apply to children who are not in a special class but have significant additional needs.

Discussions are still underway in relation to secondary school students.

Minister for Education Norma Foley says they are working towards a return to school for everyone when it is safe to do so: