Education Other Than at School
Special tuition is available to provide short-term education for pupils unable, by reason of their medical, psychiatric, psychological or behavioural issues, to attend school. Continuity of education achieved by regular contact and flow of information between the service and the pupil’s school is of paramount importance.
Special tuition does not aim to provide a permanent alternative to full time schooling, but rather to reduce difficulties when medical or other reasons result in long term absence from school and essentially to facilitate the return of the pupil to full time education.
Special tuition exists to meet the Local Authority’s (LA) statutory responsibility towards pupils who are unable to attend school and seeks to prevent such pupils falling behind with their education.
Special tuition can be allocated at one of four levels
- One-to-one tuition in the home
- One-to-one tuition within a community setting
- Small group tuition (between two and five pupils) within a community setting
Small group tuition (between two and five pupils) within a school or external provider setting