$4 MILLION BOOST FOR LOCAL STUDENTS WHO NEED IT MOST
Public schools in the Tamworth electorate will benefit from a share of the record $219 million in additional needs-based funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said in 2017 local public schools will receive $4,041,905 in additional needs-based funding.
“The NSW Government is delivering on its commitment to deliver additional school funding based on student needs,” Mr Anderson said.
“These extra resources go directly to our Tamworth schools allowing principals to better meet the unique needs of their students and the school community.
“I have seen schools in the Tamworth electorate employ additional teachers with expertise to assist students who need extra support in key learning areas like literacy and numeracy.
“Needs based funding strengthens our local schools and helps achieve better outcomes for students which is why it is so important we continue to provide RAM funding.”
In NSW public schools, needs-based funding is distributed under the Resource Allocation Model (RAM), which uses information about student needs to deliver resources where they are needed most, consistent with the Gonski recommendations.
Since 2014 public schools across NSW have received $504 million in extra funding helped by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government signing up to the Gonski agreement.