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Explained: In-Person Supplementary Programme

Dear Parents/Guardians

In addition to the current remote learning support being provided for your child through the school, the Department has announced an In-Person Supplementary Programme to support the education or care needs of pupils with complex needs during this period of school closure.

This supplementary programme of in-person support is intended to enhance the remote learning experience for pupils with complex needs during the school closure period through the provision of 5 hours per week in-person teaching or care support to be delivered in homes.

Below is a quick summary of the recently announced In-Person Supplementary Programme.

Who is Eligible?

1. Pupils in mainstream classes who are accessing the highest level of support, i.e. School Support Plus. This includes pupils with ASD, Down Syndrome, sensory impairments and other disabilities who were identified for the Summer Provision Programme 2020. 2. Pupils identified by the school to be presenting with exceptional needs due to the current school closures

STEP 1: School led

If your child is eligible for the scheme, you will be contacted this week. We aim to contact all families and post forms out by Friday 12/2/2021.

STEP 2: Support Provided by Teachers/SNAs; Child Protection Procedures

Parents/Guardians complete PART 2 of form. Your selected teacher/SNA must complete the TEACHER/SNA details in PART 2 of the form.

Complete Appendix 1 and 2 prior to commencement of the programme

STEP 3: Provision of tuition/care support and funding

The timetable of teaching/care support should be completed as it occurs. When the programme (20 hrs) is complete, parents complete the Declaration in Section 3 and return the fully-completed form to the DES.

If you have any questions, please contact Fiona (Mrs. Doyle) or Emma (Mrs. Phelan) at

Stay safe

Sinéad Pigott



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