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Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board are delighted to announce that Athlone Community College will open a special class in the 2022/23 academic year. This is down to the hard work of the school Principal, Eileen Donohoe, the Senior Leadership Team and the Board of Management who have always advocated for students with additional needs. The school management, LWETB and the Department of Education have worked closely to overcome a number of obstacles to make this integral advancement possible. The opening of this class marks the 13th special class across the 8 LWETB post-primary schools and paves the way for further increased special class provision in Athlone Community College in the near future.


Fáilte go Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna an Longfoirt agus na hIarmhí. Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board (LWETB) was established under the Education and Training Boards Act, 2013 and is the statutory body responsible for the provision of education, training and youth services in counties Longford and Westmeath. LWETB delivers educational services to over 14,000 learners, trainees and beneficiaries. The authority employs circa 1000 staff. It has an average annual budget of circa 60 million euro across all its divisions.

The authority has responsibility for: 8 post-primary schools, 3 Adult Guidance Centres, 12 Further Education and Training locations, Music Generation and Youth Services accommodating community groups in approximately 50 locations throughout Longford and Westmeath.

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