Students in the Dubbo electorate will have access to more opportunities and support than ever before, with schools this week learning they’ll share in more than $10 billion in state-wide needs-based funding in 2022.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has revealed the 34 public schools across the electorate will receive a combined $28 million in 2022 – a $1.2 million increase on the previous year.
“This level of funding going to our schools mean students have the opportunities and support to reach their potential through a quality education,” Mr Saunders said.
“This government is proud of its investment in public education. Principals will use this funding allocation to effectively plan the strategic use of resources, putting students and their education needs first.”
To provide certainty and help principals with planning, schools are provided with their School Budget Allocation Report early in Term 4. This includes funding allocated through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM), a needs based funding model that ensures record funding is targeted at supporting the individual needs of students.
The allocation of RAM funding recognises the needs of schools across NSW differ and takes into account the socio-economic profile of students, Aboriginal student numbers, students with disability and English language proficiency.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the funding provides certainty and gives schools the ability to plan their investment in their students.
“This record investment is not a ‘spend and forget’, but a targeted approach solely focused on our students and underpinned by the new School Success Model,” Ms Mitchell said.
The School Success Model’s commitment to simplifying school budgets and reducing time spent on low-value administrative tasks in schools strengthens the state wide focus on teaching and learning to ensure funding is invested to improve results.
The NSW Government is working towards creating Australia’s best education system and providing students with world-class education no matter where they live.