Pre-Schoolers and the Summer Programme

We’ve received a lot of emails and posts asking what is the position regarding pre-schoolers and the 2021 Summer Programme. For primary level children the eligibility criteria are as follows Pupils enrolled in a special school or a special class Pupils in mainstream classes in primary schools who are accessing the highest level of the […]

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Home Based Programme Forms

Application forms for the home-based programme will be issued by the DES directly to schools. Principals should put a list together of all eligible students that meet the DES eligibility criteria. Families will then need to be contacted about their eligibility for accessing the programme. Before any tuition can start Principals must sign and stamp […]

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Who can offer tuition under DES programmes?

Table of Contents Who can tutor under these programmes? Tutors offering services under any DES education programmes must be either:- A teacher registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland. A qualified and Garda vetted Special Needs Assistant (SNA). Student teachers graduating from college this summer, who are Garda vetted. Can student teachers tutor under DES […]

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Statutory Declaration

To offer tuition under any of the DES education programmes such as the Supplementary Programme or theĀ  Summer Programme tutors must complete a Statutory Declaration prior to starting tuition. If a tutor has completed a declaration within the last 12 months there is no need to complete a new one. If the tutor has a […]

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Summer Programme 2021 Update

We’ve had quite a number of enquiries regarding when the July Provision Summer Programme application forms will be released and when will the programme be starting. We have been speaking with a senior officer from the DES and he assured us that the department are currently working on the programme with their partners and that […]

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