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'We'll see all their smiles' - Special school principal

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Between 20 to 29 children are expected to resume their education this morning at St Michael's House Special School in Dublin’s Baldoyle.

The school has invited half of its 58 pupils back today, but some of those children will stay away for the time being – their parents still watching Covid transmission figures and keen to wait a little longer.

Principal Ann Higgins says the overriding aim of staff during the first few days will be to reestablish the all-important routine of school.   "The teachers will be really cognisant of keeping the routine exactly the same," she says, "to reassure the students and let them settle back in."   The Government plan envisages special schools bringing 50% of their students back on alternate days over

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