The terms and conditions of home based Summer Provision 2020 were set out in the Information Note and FAQ published on my Departments website:
This sets out that the allocation of hours for siblings are broadly reflective of the school grouping principle. This is where one teacher is allocated to a class of six pupils with complex needs in schools.
However to provide for the differentiated needs of siblings with special needs in the home, an increased shared allocation was provided for siblings as set in the below Table
Number of siblings
Number of Hours p/week
15 per week for 4 weeks
20 per week for 4 weeks
25 per week for 4 weeks
In addition, the scheme provided for separate allocations of 10 hours per week to siblings in the following circumstances
- One child is attending school at a different educational level to their sibling – (i.e. One child is primary and the other is post primary)
- One child is in a specialised setting (i.e. a special class or a special school)
- Or where one sibling is living in a separate home.