Application for Home Tuition for Children with Special Educational Needs - Form HTSEN1 for 2023/2024 School Year

Published date01 June 2023
IssuerDepartment of Education
2023/2024 HTSEN1
Form - HTSEN1
Please read the following information carefully in conjunction with Circular 0024/2023 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 2023/2024
school year is 10th May 2024 .
The following periods will not be covered for payment for any student availing of the Home Tuition
Grant Scheme:
October 2023 mid-term break: Monday 30th October 2023 to Friday 03rd November 2023 inclusive.
Christmas 2023: Monday 25th December 2023 to Monday 08th January 2024 inclusive.
February 2024 mid-term break: Monday 12th February 2024 to Friday 16th February 2024 inclusive.
Easter 2024: Monday 25th March 2024 to Friday 05th April 2024 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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