Students at Epping public schools will benefit from the funding certainty delivered in their school budget allocations for next year.
Member for Epping Dominic Perrottet said the allocations are part of $10.1 billion in annual Gonski funding being delivered to public schools for 2021. The distribution of funding through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM) ensures the best possible learning opportunities are provided to directly benefit the 2021 student cohort.
“Epping schools will receive $10.7 million in funding next year to deliver support where it is needed the most, to students and schools with the greatest need.
“This will be the eighth year the Resource Allocation Model has delivered funding certainty to schools enabling them to plan effectively for the next school area helping teachers improve student outcomes in the classroom.
“Needs-based funding underpins the great strength of public education – equity of opportunity – and will ensure schools in the Epping electorate continue to flourish and deliver those opportunities.”
In addition to a number of needs-based funding items, the funding will be predominately allocated through the seven RAM loadings – the equity loadings (socio-economic, Aboriginal, low level adjustment for disability, English language proficiency) and the base loadings (location, per capita and professional learning).