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Home Tuition

From: Department of Education and Skills

Description

The Department of Education and Skills operates three different categories of home tuition for the 2019/2020 school year.

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Category 1: Home tuition for children with special educational needs and medical grounds

This scheme is provides a compensatory educational service for children who, for a number of reasons such as chronic illness, are unable to attend school. The scheme also provides a compensatory educational service for children with special educational needs seeking an educational placement. Provision is also made for early educational intervention for children with autism.

How to apply

Contact

Special Education Section

Phone:
Address:
Special Education Section, Department of Education and Skills, Cornamaddy, Athlone, N37 X659

Category 2: Home tuition for reasons other than special educational needs and medical grounds

Strand 1 of this scheme provides a temporary educational measure for a child who is temporarily without a school place, or without the offer of a school place and for whom a school place is being actively sought in a school recognised by the Department of Education and Skills.

A second strand of this scheme is for children in care, only, who are without a school place due to emergency placement or placement disruption.

Please read Circular 0056/2019 - Home Tuition Grant Scheme for children without a school place for reasons other than special educational needs and medical grounds for information on this scheme and details of eligibility criteria.

How to apply

Application forms for strand 1 are available from the local Educational Welfare Officer. You will find contact details for the Educational Welfare Officer on the TUSLA website .

Application forms for strand 2 are available from the appointed social worker.

Contact

Parents and Learners Unit – Home Tuition Section

Address:
Parents and Learners Unit – Home Tuition Section, Department of Education and Skills, Friars Mill Road, Mullingar, N91 H3OY

Category 3: Home tuition for students on maternity related absences

This scheme is to provide home tuition to students who are enrolled in a recognised school at post-primary level studying at junior or senior cycle and whose education may be disrupted due to pregnancy.

How to apply

Please read Circular 0052/2017 - Home Tuition Grant Scheme 2017 /2018 - Maternity Related Absences Component for information on this scheme and details of criteria for eligibility criteria.

Contact

Parents and Learners Unit – Home Tuition Section

Address:
Parents and Learners Unit – Home Tuition Section, Department of Education and Skills, Friars Mill Road, Mullingar, N91 H3OY

Home tuition payments

PLEASE NOTE: Special Needs and Tuition Grants Section are currently unable to take telephone queries. All queries should be forwarded to htpayments@education.gov.ie for prompt reply.

Payment rates

The rates for home tuition payments from the 01 September 2019 are:

    Fully Qualified Primary Teacher € 38.33 per hour
    Fully Qualified Post Primary Teacher € 46.04 per hour
    Modified Rate € 34.28 per hour

Payment for home tuition

Once a payment claim form is received, the Department of Education and Skills will pay the approved tutor directly. Information and all claim forms required are listed below:

Note: Where TUSLA engage a tutor, payment is issued to TUSLA directly

Contact us

Queries relating to the payment to approved home tuition tutors:

Special Needs and Tuition Grants Unit

Address:
Special Needs and Tuition Grants, Department of Education and Skills, Cormanaddy, Athlone, N37 X659

Queries relating to the application of a tax credit certificate for home tutors:

Non-teaching staff payroll – Home Tutors

Queries relating to the application of a tax credit certificate for home tutors

Phone:
Address:
Non-teaching staff payroll - Home Tutors, Department of Education and Skills, Cornamaddy, Athlone, Westmeath, N37 X659