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St. Peter's National School, Phibsboro, Dublin 7

Special Needs and Learning Support information- a whole school approach

Supporting our most vulnerable students

Supporting our most vulnerable pupils in society.

Learning Support

At St. Peter's National School we want every child to achieve their full potential. There are many children that benefit from a range of Literacy and Numeracy Learning Support Programmes within our school which ensure they do just that.

These programmes may take place within the classroom or during short periods when pupils are withdrawn from class, enabling them to have more individual/small group teaching. Such additional support does not replace classroom teaching – it is supplementary to it.

Parents are regularly consulted and updated on their children’s progress at each stage of the process in order for any child’s difficulty to be addressed. Your support and encouragement will be a key element in helping your child make appropriate progress.

What should I do if I think my child requires additional help?

It is the primarily the responsibility of the class teacher to ensure that the needs of all children are catered for and that each child makes good progress in line with their ability. Parent Teacher meetings in November as well as regular correspondence throughout the year are a good opportunity for you to have a chat with the teacher and share any concerns you may have. In addition you can also make an appointment to speak with your child’s class teacher, Ms. O' Brien our SENCO (Ms. Horan our acting SENCO until June 2022) or Mr. Ryan, Principal.


Some of the Learning Support Programmes Available 



Numeracy Power Hour 

Mata sa Rang (used in 2019/2020 school year)



Shared Reading

Literacy Lift Off/Guided Reading programmes

PM reading schemes

Accelerated Reader scheme- to re-introduce in 2021