This summer, the Department of Education is providing funding for up to 40 hours of private tutoring for children with additional learning needs. School-Based Summer Provision will not be available in our school. However, eligible pupils may apply for Home-Based Provision. This involves hiring a qualified teacher or SNA to work with your child for up to 40 hours during the summer months. The teacher / SNA will be paid by the Department of Education by completing and submitting the Grant Claim Form, which will be provided to you by the school.

If your child is eligible for Home-Based Summer Provision you will be notified by the school. Eligible pupils include pupils attending a special class, or pupils with ASD, severe/profound learning difficulty, Down Syndrome, deaf/severe hearing impairment, blind/severe visual impairment, Moderate General Learning Difficulty, severe emotional and behavioural difficulties, or pupils accessing the highest level of support in school. 

If your child is eligible, and you would like them to participate in this optional programme, please follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1, 2 & 3 should be completed before starting the programme. Step 4 & 5 should be completed after the programme has been completed.


This step will be completed by the school. If your child has been identified as meeting the criteria for the programme, PART 1 of the Grant Claim Form will be filled by the school.

Once this step has been completed, you do not need to return your form to the school.


  • Find a suitable teacher or SNA to work with your child – your chosen tutor should be qualified and Garda vetted.
  • You may engage more than one teacher or SNA but the hours must be divided between them, with a maximum combined total of 40 hours.
  • Complete PART 2 of the Grant Claim form with your tutor

 Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide tutors for all children from within our school staff. To help parents find a teacher/SNA, a Summer Provision Noticeboard has been created on

The NCSE also provides information on how to source a teacher/SNA on their website at the following link:

Parents may also wish to contact advocacy groups for example, AsIAm, Inclusion Ireland or Down Syndrome Ireland for support in finding a suitable tutor.


  • Complete PART 3 of the Grant Claim form and Appendices 1 & 2 with your tutor.
  • This should be completed separately by all tutors if more than one tutor has been employed.


Complete the timetable of hours provided by the tutor on PART 4 of the Grant Claim Form.


Once the programme has concluded, the parents and tutor should sign the form and return the completed form to the Department of Education (address provided on the form) no later than 3rd September 2021.

If you have any questions about this scheme, please contact Cróna at

Please see Department of Education Guidance documents below:




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