Mrs Whately
ASD Class Teacher


After graduating from University in Glasgow, Ciara has worked in many roles from Class teacher, learning support, and as Special Education Teacher at St Francis.
Ciara joined the team at St Francis in 2015 as 4th Class teacher, then went on to become apart of the Special Education Teaching (SET) team of St Francis NS. This makes her ideally places to set up and teach our new ASD class starting up in Autumn 2021.
Ciara set up our Be Active ASAP after-school programme, helps organise our annual Maths Week activities and she coaches the school Quiz Team.
During 2018/19 academic year she took on the additional post of overseeing the schools digital and IT activities and has helped set up the Google for Education framework throughout the entire school. She has introduced chromebooks in the classrooms, BeeBots and iPads in the junior classes, assistive technology for eligible pupils, and orgainised coding classes in school and activities for Technology week.
For 2021/22 she has set up the new ASD unit at St Francis, Slíológa and is the class teacher.

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