MORE THAN $16.5 MILLION DOLLARS IN TARGETED FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS ACROSS THE NORTHERN BEACHES

The NSW Government will deliver more than $16.5 million in targeted funding to public schools across the Northern Beaches in 2022.

This week schools will receive their School Budget Allocation Report which 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.  This funding comes in addition to school infrastructure funding.

School Principals are able to directly determine how the funding allocations are spent to best support student needs. This may include employing specialist teachers or purchasing extra resources to respond to the unique requirements of their students.

The funding for the Pittwater, Wakehurst and the Manly Electorate’s is part of a total $10.4 billion in funding being delivered to NSW public schools in 2022 to drive improved student learning outcomes.

The Northern Beaches’ three State Members of Parliament, Rob Stokes, Brad Hazzard and James Griffin were delighted with the level of additional local funding.

Member for Wakehurst Brad Hazzard said the funding represents a major boost for local schools and will assist students to reach their full potential.

“It is vital schools have the necessary resources to create learning environments that will best support the learning, wellbeing and success of their students, Mr Hazzard said.

“I’m particularly pleased that two of our amazing special education schools (Arranounbai and Fisher Road Schools) are set to receive significant funding boosts through this initiative.”

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes said investments in learning initiatives have never been more important as students return to classrooms following COVID lockdowns.

“This funding opens up exciting opportunities and can be allocated exactly where it’s needed most,” Mr Stokes said.

“The last two years have been extremely challenging for families – so its essential schools are equipped to support students as they resume face-to-face learning.”

Member for Manly James Griffin said the record funding will help support principals and teachers with their targeted learning initiatives.

“Our local principals and teachers are best placed to identify how additional funding can best be spent– so the decisions are entirely up to them. I’m really looking forward to learning of the programs, resources and initiatives being introduced in our local schools as a result of this funding” Mr Griffin said.

The NSW Government is working towards creating Australia’s best education system and providing students with world-class education no matter where they live.