Funding Increase To Meet The Needs Of Local Schools
Government schools in the Port Macquarie electorate will be able to improve education resources and support for students with $7.947 million in needs-based funding for 2018.
The funding will be available to address the specific needs of schools. Schools may choose to implement initiatives such as targeted literacy and numeracy support, teacher training and speech pathologists.
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams welcomed the funding for local schools.
“This funding will give schools the freedom to meet the specific needs of students and our local community,” Mrs Williams said.
“I’m pleased the NSW Government is delivering the extra resources to our local schools to provide the high-quality education our children need and deserve.”
Funding allocations include;
Camden Haven High School
Coopernook Public School
Hannam Vale Public School
Harrington Public School
Hastings Public School
Hastings Secondary College, Port Macquarie Campus
Hastings Secondary College, Westport Campus
Herons Creek Public School
Johns River Public School
Kendall Public School
Lake Cathie Public School
Lansdowne Public School
Laurieton Public School
Lord Howe Island Central School
Moorland Public School
North East Public School of Distance Education
North Haven Public School
Port Macquarie Public School
Tacking Point Public School
Telegraph Point Public School
Upper Lansdowne Public School
Westport Public School
Westport Public School will use the funding to support the implementation of the Early Action for Success program. Teachers have been completing their Language, Learning and Literacy training and implementing associated strategies in their classrooms.
Funding has also enabled additional professional learning for staff and the provision of release time to support increased collaboration in planning, programming and assessing through the school mentoring program. Teachers have time to observe each other’s classroom lessons to learn from colleagues, leading to improvements in their own teaching practice.
Education Minister Rob Stokes said providing school funding on a needs basis was vital to getting the best possible educational outcomes.
“The combination of funding increases and changes will enable schools to sharpen their focus even more on catering for the specific academic and wellbeing needs of their individual students,” Mr Stokes said.
Schools across NSW will receive a record $1.09 billion in needs-based funding in 2018. This includes $80 million in additional funding, which is an 8 per cent increase from 2017.
Posted on 30 Mon, October, 2017
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