Home schooling options in Ireland  

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Liam
 Liam
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05/05/2018 5:52 am  

Interesting question today from new forum member @westfamily722 today. Are there home schooling options in Ireland?

I haven't spent a ton of time on this as of yet, but from my initial research it is not anything like the US system, whereby parents can home-school their kids, without a whole lot of restrictions. The Irish system seems to be very much on an as-needed basis i.e. special education needs, medical grounds, maternity related needs.

I'll look into this in more detail, but for now, here's the official info/link and application details.

https://www.education.ie/en/Parents/Services/Home-Tuition/Circulars-and-Application.html

 

Please add to this topic if you find more relevant info.

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Kristin Rogers
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10/05/2018 9:52 pm  

Hi!

So I know a bit about this, as we are moving to Ireland with 2 kids, including one with autism who we will home school.

Confusingly "Home Tuition" is not the same as home school. The home tuition grant is for children who have been unable to find a suitable school payment. Home school by parents is a choice that is almost entrenched in the constitution with the sanctity of the family.

That said, it is harder to do than in some parts of the US -- you have to be evaluated by the child welfare board - Tulsa. Though I'm not finding the correct link at the moment.

Here is a home educator group that is a good place to start:

http://www.henireland.org/

They have a lot of good information.

 

 


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Kristin Rogers
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10/05/2018 9:57 pm  

also - the home tuition scheme is actually where the school system will pay a qualified teacher to come to your home and provide teaching to your child. It is hard to qualify for, and seems to be harder to find a qualified teacher who can do it. But, it's theoretically a great options for some families.


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Liam
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10/05/2018 11:34 pm  

@kristininseattle, Kristin, thanks so much for adding to this topic with that useful info and link. Would love to hear back from you here after the big move to see how home schooling works out for you. 

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