The Department of Education and Skills operates three different categories of home tuition for the 2019/2020 school year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Special Needs and Tuition Grants Section are currently unable to take telephone queries. All queries should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org for prompt reply.
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|
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
Queries relating to the payment to approved home tuition tutors:
Queries relating to the application of a tax credit certificate for home tutors:
Queries relating to the application of a tax credit certificate for home tutors