Application for Home Tuition for Children with Special Educational Needs - Form HTSEN1 for 2022/2023 School Year

Published date07 July 2021
IssuerDepartment of Education
2022/2023 HTSEN1
Form - HTSEN1
Please read the following information carefully in conjunction with Circular 0046/2022 before
completing the Application Form. The circular can be viewed at
The purpose of the Home Tuition Grant Scheme is to provide funding towards the provision of a
compensatory educational service for
Children aged between 2 ½ and 3 years with a diagnosis of autism
Early educational intervention for children with autism who meet the scheme’s eligibility criteria
Students with special educational needs seeking an educational placement in a recognised
The aim of the Department is to meet the needs of families and to ensure every child is allocated a
suitable school placement. The preferred approach is that children are educated in school settings
where children may have access to fully qualified teachers, individualised education programmes,
special needs assistants, school curriculum with the option, where possible and appropriate, of full or
partial integration and interaction with student peers. Accordingly, Home Tuition is provided as an
interim measure only for children for whom a placement in a recognised school is not currently available
and should not be regarded as an optional alternative to a school placement.
Important Notice
No tuition should take place until written confirmation of tutor/s sanction has been issued to you by the
Department and payment will not be made in respect of any tuition delivered prior to the approved
The closing date for receipt of applications under the HTSEN1 strand of the scheme for the 2022/2023
school year is 12th May 2023 .
The following periods will not be covered for payment for any student availing of the Home Tuition
Grant Scheme:
October 2022 mid-term break: Monday 31st October 2022 to Friday 4th November 2022 inclusive.
Christmas 2022: Monday 19th December 2022 to Monday 2nd January 2023 inclusive.
February 2023 mid-term break: Monday 13th February 2023 to Friday 17th February 2023 inclusive.
Easter 2023: Monday 3rd April 2023 to Friday 14thApril 2023 inclusive.
Bank Holidays: All bank holidays which fall within the school year
Home Tuition should reflect the school day and be provided between (9am 6pm). Home Tuition should
not take place during school holidays, bank holidays and weekends.

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