SSLD Classes

Dear Colm
Just wanted to send you a quick email to say thanks so much for everything.  XXXXXX really enjoyed the time he spent with you and he will miss everyone when he moves to his new school. 
The progress he has made is unbelievable.  There was a time when we weren't sure if we would ever hear the sound of XXXXX's voice because he had so little speech.  Now he is a little chatter box and we are all over the moon.  
The amount of help and support he was given during his two years was exceptional.  We as parents can not express how grateful we are to all of the staff who worked with XXXXXX. He went to school happy everyday and settled in so well. 
We hope you enjoy the holidays and have a lovely break 😎

Kind regards 


 Parent Testimonial (unsolicited) received at year end


We have two Specific Speech and Language Disorder (SSLD) classes. We have educated children with speech and language difficulties for almost thirty years, our first SSLD class was established in 1994 and the second in 2010, .

Our teachers understand the challenges faced by children with expressive or receptive language difficulties and speech difficulties. We have experienced teachers, supported by two Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) and a senior HSE speech therapist based in our school. HSE Speech Therapist Claire Burns works exclusively with the SSLD Classes.

All who work in the SSLD special class setting are committed to providing a nurturing and supportive learning environment. Both classrooms are specifically organised to cater to the needs of pupils, with specialised learning materials and resources to support language acquisition, language development and communication skills.

Our teachers work closely with Claire and the SNAs to ensure that each pupil receives the individualised attention and support they need to reach their full potential. We believe that every pupil deserves the opportunity to thrive and succeed, regardless of their abilities or challenges.

Our speech and language class is a safe and inclusive space where pupils can develop their communication skills, build their confidence, and reach their full potential.

We look forward to welcoming your child to our SSLD classes and we trust that they will benefit greatly from the expertise, knowledge and experience that we have garnered in this specialist field of education.