Helping Parents and Teachers Connect

Originally we created this site to assist families needing help with the July Provision Summer Programme, but now and especially in the midst of this COVID-19 parents and teachers can also use our site to connect for any other educational needs. July Provision Summer Programme Supplementary Programme Home Tuition Programmes Private Home Tuition/Grinds Tuition Groups […]

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Budget 21/22 Numbers for the Education Sector

Overview DES Budget Document Overview Budget 2022 in numbers €9.2 billion total DES budget c1,750 – Additional teachers in the education system in 2022, inc 980 for special educational needs. 1,165 – Additional SNAs. 30,000 – School places to be provided by 200 school projects currently under construction. €87 million (1) – Funding provided specifically […]

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Budget 2021/22 Highlights

The Finance Minister has unveiled the Budget for 2021/22 and announced a spending package of a €4.7 billion. As full details are published over the coming days we’ll post updates. The headline items are as follows… Education and Childcare 350 new primary school teachers and more than 1,000 new SNAs. €16 million for an additional […]

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Summer Programme Payment Dates

We’ve had confirmation of the various payment dates from the DES regards the Home Based and School Based summer provision programmes. Home Based Programme​ School Based Programme​ Home Based Programme​ Payments are due to be issued on October 28th or November 11th. If you have a query regards Home Based Programme payments you can contact […]

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Covid-19 Learning and Support Scheme (CLASS)

The DES have announced additional teaching resources to be provided to Primary, Post-Primary and Special Schools. The additional teaching supports are to be provided to school children that are at an increased risk of learning loss, at risk of early school leaving and/or educational disadvantage resulting from the impact of Covid pandemic. Under the programme, […]

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Statutory Declaration

To offer tuition under any of the DES education programmes such as the Supplementary Programme or the  Summer Programme tutors must complete a Statutory Declaration prior to starting tuition. If a tutor has completed a declaration for one of the DES provision programmes either in 2020 or 2021 there is no need to complete a […]

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