Ukrainian families fleeing the war in their homeland. Stock Photo.

Over 200 Ukrainians attending Meath schools

A TOTAL of 209 Ukrainian pupils have been enrolled in primary and secondary schools in Meath, according to latest figures from the Department of Education.

As of 3rd June, 178 Ukrainian children were attending primary schools in the county, while 31 Ukrainian students had been accommodated in local secondary schools.

Nationally, the Department of Education confirmed that, 6,797 Ukrainian pupils were enrolled in schools across Ireland- 4,766 in primary schools and 2,031 pupils in post-primary 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.