Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Department of Education and Skills
Home Tuition Scheme Provision
101. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive approval for home tuition; the reason for the delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39357/14]
The purpose of the Home Tuition Scheme, as set out in Circular 0048/2014, 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.
Home tuition was initially sanctioned for the child to which the Deputy refers, on the 17th September 2014 subject to the parent sourcing an appropriately qualified tutor. Documents relating to the proposed tutor were received in my Department on the 25th September.
Home tuition has now been sanctioned for this particular child until the 24th October 2014 at which stage I understand a school placement will be available.