Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell, left, Wytaliba Public School Principal Debbie Hunter and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.
Thursday, 15 October 2020
NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today announced a 4 per cent increase, an additional $1.03 million, in needs-based recurrent funding for Northern Tablelands public schools in 2021.
In total, the 59 Northern Tablelands public schools will receive $27.01 million in needs based equity funding next year.
A passionate advocate of the Gonski educations reforms, Mr Marshall said this additional support was a result of the NSW Government being the first to sign up to and fully fund the Gonski education agreement, which will deliver $6.4 billion in additional funding to NSW students over six years.
He said that since Gonski was introduced in NSW, the needs-based funding allocation model had seen annual recurrent funding for the 59 Northern Tablelands public schools increase by $17.6 million.
“The difference between pre-Gonski funding allocations just six years ago and today could not be starker,” Mr Marshall said.
“Instead of celebrating more than $27 million in funding next year, without Gonski, our locals schools would only be receiving $9.4 million, or 65 per cent less.
“This is why these education reforms were and continue to be so important, because it is our country schools and country students who benefit the most.
“It’s also what NSW public schools have always wanted – a significant increase in funding guaranteed into the future, with the greatest benefits flowing to schools and students with the greatest need.
“This would not have happened without the leadership of former Education Minister Adrian Piccoli and a determination to put the needs of students first in our education system, not politics.”
Mr Marshall said today’s announcement built on those increases and he was confident school communities and principals would be delighted at the prospect of planning the use of their additional funds.
“The core of the state government’s Local Schools, Local Decisions reforms is to put decision-making about students and school communities with the people who know them best – the principals, school staff and parents,” he said.
“The distribution of funds on a needs basis under the RAM gives them exactly that opportunity.
“Many schools in the Northern Tablelands electorate will see additional benefits in areas such as literacy and numeracy support, teachers’ professional development and community engagement.
“I continue to urge the Federal Government to recognise the importance of Gonski for our public schools system in country NSW.”
** A detailed breakdown of the funding for local schools over the last seven years and prior to the Gonski reforms is below.
Northern Tablelands public schools’ needs-based equity funding (RAM) 2013-2021
|School||2021 RAM funding $s||Increase from 2020 $s||Increase 2013 to 2021 $s|
|Armidale City Public School||729,902||148,911||671,366|
|Armidale Secondary College||1,709,533||– 224,663||250,069|
|Ashford Central School||572,910||– 41,231||323,473|
|Bald Blair Public School||58,841||– 3,210||40,754|
|Barwon Learning Centre (Moree)||138,083||20,046||239,947|
|Ben Lomond Public School||42,756||6,702||18,354|
|Ben Venue Public School||642,413||42,641||449,349|
|Bingara Central School||447,046||– 10,536||241,262|
|Black Mountain Public School||115,391||12,546||86,753|
|Boggabilla Central School||896,323||104,714||262,720|
|Bonshaw Public School||76,711||12,186||74,490|
|Boomi Public School||69,932||– 3,674||33,453|
|Bullarah Public School||45,503||– 674||15,928|
|Bundarra Central School||344,050||– 19,872||172,283|
|Chandler Public School||29,493||– 4,429||6,668|
|Croppa Creek Public School||55,715||4,656||30,335|
|Deepwater Public School||94,772||21,934||33,319|
|Delungra Public School||132,606||– 7,526||89,922|
|Drummond Memorial Public School||790,717||91,572||592,759|
|Ebor Public School||79,836||– 1,076||55,087|
|Emmaville Central School||305,871||– 45,295||190,757|
|Garah Public School||67,928||1,832||42,328|
|Gilgai Public School||200,744||906||133,030|
|Glen Innes High School||911,986||54,940||678,550|
|Glen Innes Public School||991,776||43,659||711,864|
|Glen Innes West Infants School||130,600||– 23,380||98,577|
|Gravesend Public School||83,301||5,753||57,896|
|Gum Flat Public School||47,891||– 4,107||9,212|
|Guyra Central School||1,040,601||95,175||864,829|
|Inverell Public School||1,331,613||93,788||1,014,592|
|Inverell High School||1,392,965||155,140||979,693|
|Kellys Plains Public School||38,364||6,320||21,907|
|Kentucky Public School||55,067||– 2,996||39,630|
|Kingstown Public School||76,364||1,364||54,137|
|Macintyre High School||1,076,764||76,461||826,332|
|Mallawa Public School||52,143||3,419||26,042|
|Martins Gully Public School||180,053||7,991||112,915|
|Moree East Public School||1,343,249||233,727||748,717|
|Moree Public School||1,758,316||– 17,106||1,314,785|
|Moree Secondary College Albert Street||728,353||21,424||239,765|
|Moree Secondary College Carol Avenue||1,379,991||117,978||469,953|
|Mungindi Central School||576,152||40,237||491,161|
|Newling Public School||616,998||112,121||471,845|
|North Star Public School||73,637||8,660||35,491|
|Pallamallawa Public School||141,823||19,880||80,098|
|Red Range Public School||145,428||– 3,749||107,475|
|Rocky River Public School||75,775||– 3,594||51,422|
|Ross Hill Public School||1,746,950||– 71,134||1,376,889|
|Sandon Public School||617,807||41,708||383,958|
|Thalgarrah Environmental Education Centre||13,830||322||15,924|
|Tingha Public School||312,410||– 21,286||59,509|
|Toomelah Public School||462,678||40,425||287,577|
|Tulloona Public School||39,711||– 1,207||35,180|
|Uralla Central School||878,172||45,303||601,955|
|Warialda High School||520,174||– 21,574||254,423|
|Warialda Public School||400,880||– 18,054||262,963|
|Wytaliba Public School||52,195||– 10,999||38,060|
|Yetman Public School||69,829||1,60||59,169|