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Earlier in the year there was a Supplementary Spring Programme offered to children attending school to help offset the fact that they were receiving their schooling via online platforms and not in a regular school setting. Where the Supplementary Spring Programme was not availed of for any number of reasons, eligible children are automatically entitled to get an additional week of tuition under the Summer Provision Programme.
What does an eligible school child get?
Where an eligible primary pupil or post-primary student did not access the Supplementary Spring Programme they are automatically entitled to an extra 10 hours / 1 week of tuition under the Summer Provision Programme.
What do siblings with shared hours get?
They will receive an extra weeks tuition that matches their shared weekly allocation.
Extra hours and the school based programme
Children attending a school based programme are not eligible for the extra allocation of hours.
What paperwork is needed?
To record the extra tuition hours parents and the tutors will need to complete an extra grant diary sheet, a copy can be downloaded using the following button…
What was the Supplementary Spring Programme criteria?
Primary level pupils
- Pupils enrolled in special schools and special classes in primary schools.
- Pupils in mainstream schools who are accessing the highest levels of support. This includes pupils with Autism, Down syndrome, sensory impairments, and other disabilities.
- It will include any pupils who were identified as eligible for the July Provision summer programme of 2020.
- To ensure that pupils with exceptional needs due to school closures can benefit from the scheme, principals will have the flexibility to identify pupils that require the highest levels of additional support.
Post-Primary level students
- All students in special classes in post primary schools.
- Students in mainstream classes in post primary who are accessing the highest levels of continuum of support (Student support plus/for a few). This includes students with Autism, Down syndrome, sensory impairments, and other disabilities.
- Principals will have the flexibility to identify students that require the highest levels of additional support.