The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) supports schools through needs-based funding to ensure a fair, efficient and transparent allocation of funds.
Funding in 2018 will increase by $80 million from 2017. The funding model adjusts each year to reflect the needs of the school and students.
The combination of funding increases and changes will enable schools to sharpen their focus on catering for the specific academic and wellbeing needs of their students.
In 2017, literacy and numeracy support initiatives were among the most commonly-funded programs, while many schools invested in additional staff to help students with disabilities.
Schools with increased funding for 2018 include:
- Lurnea High School ($2.25 million)
- Ballina Coast High School ($1.46 million)
- Holroyd High School ($2.13 million)
- Smithfield Public School ($1.33 million)
- Muswellbrook South Public School ($1.87 million)
- Casino Public School ($1.81 million).
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said needs-based funding was making a real difference to the outcomes of students.
“This funding allows schools to develop programs that address academic and well-being needs identified in their schools,” Ms Berejiklian said.