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Kildare children to benefit from pilot project of therapy services in schools

Kildare children will benefit from a pilot project of therapy services in a number of schools and pre-schools from September, Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said.

Deputy Heydon said  “15 pre-schools, 22 primary schools, 5 secondary schools and 2 special schools across Kildare will receive supports from speech and language and occupational therapists.

“Parents always tell me […]

Significant Progress on Kildare School Extensions

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation of significant  progress on secondary school extensions in Kildare South from the Department of Education.

“Cross and Passion College Kilcullen and Patrician Post Primary School Newbridge have both been issued with schedules of accommodation from the Department of Education which sets out in detail the level of […]

44 extra SNAs for Kildare for September

An additional 44 SNAs will be allocated to Kildare primary and post primary schools in September, according to Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon.

This will bring the total number of SNAs to 629 locally, with 400 in primary schools, 118 in post primary and 111 in special schools around Co. Kildare.

Deputy Heydon said: “The […]

May 18th, 2018|Education|

Ministerial powers to Provide Special Needs Classes is Welcome

Changes announced for the Schools Admissions Bill this week include a provision to allow the Minister for Education to require a school to open a special class for children with special educational needs if it is required in the area, according to Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon.

“I welcome this change which will help to ensure […]

May 10th, 2018|Education|

Statement regarding School Building List – Heydon

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that he shares the disappointment that the latest school building list published by the Department of Education does not include a new post primary school for Kildare South.

Martin Heydon said “This week in the Dail, I had the opportunity to raise the issue of the new […]

Heydon encourages Kildare graduates to apply for €500,000 start-up fund

Graduates with early-stage start-ups in Kildare are encouraged to apply for a new €500,000 start-up fund.

Fine Gael TD for Kildare, Martin Heydon, is calling on recent graduates to apply for the Government’s new Competitive Start Fund, which has been launched by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys.

“Final year students, and graduates with […]

Update on Development of New St Paul’s Secondary School Monasterevin

Last night I attended a public meeting to discuss the delays that have been experienced on the proposed new secondary  school for Monasterevin.  This school has been in the pipeline for almost 16 years and is included on the current 6 year school building programme.

Successive issues with the site and legal difficulties have caused delays that have […]

February 27th, 2018|Education|

School Places Secured for Newbridge Children with Special Needs

Kildare South Fine Gael TD for Martin Heydon, has today (Monday) welcomed a resolution to a long running issue where a number of Newbridge based children with special needs had been unable to secure secondary school places in Newbridge for September.

“I am delighted that following continued pressure, a number of children with special needs who […]

February 12th, 2018|Education|

Urgent Meeting Sought with Education Officials to Discuss Provision of Education in Kildare South

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon has said that he has sought an urgent meeting with officials from the Department of Education to discuss current issues relating to the provision of education, particularly at secondary school level in Kildare South.

“I want to know what the department’s view is of a potential new secondary […]

Minor Works Grant Approved for 104 Kildare Primary schools

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon has confirmed that funding has been granted to 104 Co. Kildare primary schools under the Minor Works Grant Scheme.

“Following recent questions from me about the need for this grant, my Fine Gael colleague, the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, has confirmed to me today that […]

December 5th, 2017|Education, Press Release|