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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 4 November 2021

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Questions (297)

Colm Burke

Question:

297. Deputy Colm Burke asked the Minister for Education the reason home tuition has not yet been sanctioned for a pupil (details supplied); when it is likely to be sanctioned given that this tutorage is essential for the pupil; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53788/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

My Departments Home Tuition Grant Schemes provide funding towards the provision of a compensatory educational service for children who, for a number of specific reasons, are unable to attend school. By its nature, it is intended to be a short term intervention.

The application forms and related Circular for the 2021/22 scheme were published on the 7th July 2021.

The Home Tuition Application form outlines that it may take the Department up to 15 working days to process home tuition applications.

A completed application for this child was received on the 04th of October 2021 and sanction issued to parent on the 28th of October 2021 via email.

The Home Tuition Application form outlines that it may take the Department up to 15 working days to process home tuition applications.

As per the circular 0038/2021, Parents should not commence Home Tuition until they have received a grant approval letter from the Department confirming that they meet the terms and conditions of the scheme and the date of commencement of grant aid.

Parents/legal guardians are advised that the home tuition grant will not be back-dated.

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