Thursday, 28 January 2021

Questions (152)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

152. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Education if an application for home tuition funding by a person (details supplied) in County Dublin has been approved; and when the family will be notified of the decision. [4643/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The purpose of the Home Tuition Grant Scheme is to provide funding towards the provision of a compensatory educational service for children and young people who, for a number of specific reasons, are unable to attend school.

Home tuition is not an alternative to a school placement and is provided in very limited and specific circumstances. By its nature, it is intended to be a short term intervention.

I can advise the Deputy that an application for home tuition for the young person referred to in his question has been approved by Deportment and that an e mail issued to the Parent confirming the level of home tuition support available.