Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ceisteanna (138)

Pat Breen


138. Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a person (details supplied) in County Clare will be facilitated with home tuition; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49116/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

As the Deputy may be aware, the Home Tuition scheme is intended to provide a compensatory educational service to children with a significant medical condition which is likely to cause major disruption to their attendance at school on an ongoing basis. Eligibility of children applying on medical grounds is determined with to reference to medical reports and their attendance details.

The allocation for the child in question this year reflects his improved attendance last year which has resulted in the reduced allocation. However his mother was advised that if the child's attendance levels deteriorate during this school year that the allocation can be reviewed in that context.