Over 200 Ukrainian children enrolled in Mayo schools

A total of 233 Ukrainian school children have been enrolled in Mayo schools, according to figures released by the Department of Education this week.

In Mayo, 174 Ukrainian children have been enrolled in primary schools and 59 in secondary schools, according to the department. As of June 3, there were 6,797 Ukrainian children enrolled in schools around the country; 4,766 are enrolled in primary schools and 2,031 in secondary schools.

To assist with the transition of Ukrainian refugees and their families into Irish schools, Regional Education and Language Teams (REALT ) continue to operate, hosted by the 16 regional education and training boards around Ireland and staffed by regionally based education support personnel.

The primary role of the REALT is to build on existing regional education support structures and the initial focus will be on assisting families in securing school places.

REALT are also supporting schools in the area to meet the needs of these children as they emerge, advising and supporting the Department of Education in developing new capacity where required, and co-ordinating the provision of education services to schools and families across their defined area.

These teams are ensuring that clear, accessible information flows are in place between schools, local education support services and national support structures in relation to people arriving from Ukraine.

Information for parents in Ukrainian and Russian on accessing school places is available on gov.ie/Ukraine


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