The Learning Community

The Board of Management, Principal, staff, parents and pupils which make up the community of St. Declan's School recognise and respect the spiritual, intellectual and physical worth of each individual. St. Declan's School has a special role in providing a secure, safe and supportive learning environĀ¬ment which caters for each child's individual needs.

At St. Declan's we wish to maintain a learning environment that allows each child to reach his or her full potential. The rights of pupils and members of staff are enshrined in the school's code of behaviour.

At St. Declan's the small class groups (pupil/teacher ratio of 8:1) enable each child to receive maximum attention. Teachers also have the following support:

  • special needs assistant available to each class
  • resource teachers
  • art teacher
  • school secretary

Parental Participation

The staff welcomes parental interest and support. We encourage frequent communication between home and school as this is vital for each child's social, personal and educational development. The school has an active parent's association which participates in many aspects of the school such as

  • circulating a magazine
  • involvement in fundraising
  • representation on the board of management
  • informing all parents on school policies
  • lobbying on behalf of the children for support services (e.g. speech therapy)

St. Declans Special School, 35 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland

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