A resource teacher is a teacher who works with children who have additional education needs. These children must have a psychological report and a diagnosis which entitles them to a certain amount of hours for additional support.
A resource teacher may work in the classroom with the child or withdraw the child to work in a 1:1 setting or in small groups with other children with resource hours.
Who can avail of resource teaching?
Any child with a psychological report and diagnosis can avail of resource teaching in their school. (Children with dyslexia usually receive support from the learning support teacher rather than the resource teacher) Hours are granted by the SENO (Special Educational Needs Organiser) and are based on the child’s diagnosis.