Home Tuition

COVID-19: Update for Parents on the resumption of Home Tuition from Monday 11th January 2021

08 January 2021: Arrangements for resumption of in-person home tuition

Update for Parents on the resumption of Home Tuition from Monday 11th January 2021

02 January 2021: Information for Parents / Legal Guardians

In order to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19, the resumption of all Home Tuition services funded by this department will be aligned with the reopening of schools on 11 January.

Letter to parents / guardians: COVID-19: Resumption of Home Tuition Services delayed to 11 January 2021

COVID-19: Arrangements for continuation of home tuition by distance learning for the duration of the pandemic emergency

Information for Parents / Legal Guardians

The Department of Education has issued a letter to advise you that funding for the provision of home tuition will continue to be provided for the duration of the pandemic emergency where tuition is delivered by distance learning.

Letter to parents / legal guardians: COVID-19: Arrangements for continuation of Home Tuition by distance learning for the duration of the pandemic emergency

Information for Tutors

The Department would like to acknowledge the effort that tutors have undertaken to provide continuity of learning for students through online platforms, email and other resources, particularly where access to digital resources is more limited.

Please see links to available resources and training which may support you in this work.

This Department operates three different categories of Home Tuition

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

The purpose of this Home Tuition Scheme is to provide 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

Please read Circular 0044/2020 Home Tuition Grant Scheme 2020/2021 – Special Education Component, for information on this Scheme and details of eligibility criteria.

Application Forms

  • HTSEN1: Application for home tuition for children with special educational needs
  • HT_TUTOR: Application for change of Tutor or additional Tutors
  • HTMED1: Application for home tuition for pupils with a significant medical condition 

Contact

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

The purpose of this Home Tuition Scheme is to provide 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/ Application forms for this strand of Home Tuition are only available from the local Educational Welfare Officer, contact details available on the TUSLA website.

As outlined in the circular 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.  Application forms for this strand are only available from the appointed social worker

How to Apply

Please read Circular 0057/2020 - 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.

Strand 1: Application forms for this scheme may be obtained from your local Educational Welfare Officer, through your local  Educational Welfare Service which is part of the  Child and Family Agency, contact details available on the TUSLA website.

Strand 2: Application forms for this scheme may be obtained from the Appointed Social Worker

Contact:

  • Address: Parents and Learners Unit - Home Tuition Section, Department of Education, Cornamaddy, Athlone, County Westmeath. N37 X659
  • Email:hometuitionapprovals@education.gov.ie
  • Phone: 090 648 4099

Category 3: Home Tuition for Students on Maternity Related Absences

The purpose of 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 0058/2020 - Home Tuition Grant Scheme 2020/2021 - Maternity Related Absences Component for information on this scheme and details of criteria for eligibility citeria.

Application Forms

Contact

  • Address: Parents and Learners Unit - Home Tuition Section, Department of Education, Cornamaddy, Athlone, County Westmeath. N37 X659
  • Email:hometuitionapprovals@education.gov.ie
  • Phone: 090 648 4099