Students to get Great Results from extra funding

24 Sep 2014 3:27 PMMichael Hart
 

Students to get Great Results from extra funding

 

Students in Burleigh are set to benefit from the second round of Great Results Guarantee funding announced today.

 

Member for Burleigh Michael Hart MP welcomed the announcement on behalf of local students. 

 

He said that more than $1,200,000 would go directly to Burleigh schools in 2015,   almost $400,000 more than last year’s allocation.  

 

“The Queensland Government has a strong plan for the state’s future, which is why we are working hard to revitalise frontline services, particularly education,” Mr/Ms said.

 

“Local schools have already experienced the benefits of the Great Results Guarantee initiative and this funding boost will continue to improve the literacy and numeracy outcomes of our students.”

 

Mr Hart said the funding would empower principals to invest in programs and initiatives that will make a real difference in their school by targeting areas for improvement.

 

He praised the community involvement aspect of the Great Results Guarantee.

 

“Schools are encouraged to involve the community in deciding how to invest the funds, and their guarantees are published on their website,” Mr Hart said.

 

“The more involved a community is with the school the more likely students will enjoy a successful education experience.”

 

Premier Campbell Newman said that a total of  $183 million would be provided to all Queensland state schools next year, a $52 million increase on the $131 million provided in 2014, the first year of the Great Results Guarantee.

 

“This increased investment is taking us one step closer to our vision for Queensland to be among the top performing states in literacy and numeracy by 2020,” Mr Newman said.

 

Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said the Great Results Guarantee was allowing schools to direct funds where they were most needed.

 

“Through the Guarantee and the programs it makes possible, primary schools can ensure our youngest learners acquire a solid foundation of literacy and numeracy skills for long term results” Mr Langbroek said.

 

The Great Results Guarantee base funding amount for secondary schools has increased in 2015 to $230 per student, which of course includes our Year 7s moving into high school next year.”

 

Mr Langbroek said that on top of per-student funding allocations, additional funding was also allocated to schools with students in Years 3 to 12 who were not demonstrating sound achievement in mathematics and English.

 

“It’s about making sure that every student’s needs are recognised and addressed with the learning support they need,” Mr Langbroek said.

 

Mr Langbroek said the Great Results Guarantee investment was the result of the Australian Government’s Students First – A fairer funding agreement for schools initiative.

 

For more information on the Great Results Guarantee, visit www.education.qld.gov.au/resultsguarantee

 

School Name

2014
Actual
GRG funding

2015 Estimated GRG funding

Total - Burleigh

$833,683

$1,211,242

Burleigh Heads State School

$139,816

$169,001

Caningeraba State School

$253,622

$314,960

Miami State High School

$126,188

$362,087

Miami State School

$207,495

$239,204

Palm Beach State School

$106,562

$125,990

 

 

[ENDS] 24 September 2014

Media contact: Burleigh Electorate Office – 5526 6024

 

 

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