Goes Live on Drupal 8!

We are delighted to announce the launch of, the new website for the Special Education Support Service. This updated website is the first client project completed by Monsoon Consulting on Drupal 8 CMS. Our agile team facilitated the migration of a comprehensive content portal from Drupal 6 to the newly released Drupal 8.

The Special Education Support Service (SESS) operates to enhance the quality of learning and teaching in respect of special education provision. The SESS plays an important role within the Department of Education’s Inclusion Support Service, to assist schools in supporting children with special education needs. functions as a valuable resource hub for educators in this field. The website features a vast amount of downloadable templates and documents about important topics such as teaching methods, inclusion, and assessment.

The previous version of was built on Drupal 6, which is approaching its end-of-life. Consequently, the website had outgrown its existing CMS and required an upgrade to a new platform that could easily support a large content backlog.

Monsoon Consulting helped to deliver this project by providing Design & User Experience consultation, Drupal Development, Hosting Services and internal team training.

We implemented several new features on the site that will greatly enhance the user experience. Firstly, the site is now responsive, allowing visitors to access from their preferred device. The improved homepage design is more intuitive for visitors to navigate. We implemented an enhanced layout for courses and events, with a new search facility on the event calendar. Featured events, course listings and other content blocks can now be easily managed by the SESS internal web team.

Commenting on the launch of the website and partnership with Monsoon Consulting, Madeline Hickey, Director of SESS, said;

On behalf of the Special Education Support Service, I highly recommend Monsoon Consulting as an expert service and support provider of our website and Drupal content management system. Monsoon Consulting listened to and responded to the particular needs of our service and provided effective high-quality training to our website team. It was a great experience working with Monsoon Consulting and I am especially thankful for the timely and efficient response to major work required on our website in 2016. The Monsoon team are a pleasure to work with

Madeline Hickey

Director of SESS

The SESS is committed to making the information on the website accessible to all. Drupal 8 facilitates this by supporting new and old technology, allowing fast page load speeds and by providing a host of downloadable PDF documents.

We are especially proud of this project, as it represents our commitment to deliver best-in-class enterprise content management solutions using the very latest Drupal technology.

To find out more about the Special Education Support Service, please visit

For more information on our Drupal Development Services, contact us on +353 (0) 1 4750066 or email [email protected]

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