POSITIVE POLICY

Your Child, Our Future. Non-Govt School funding support

Labor has announced that as part of the Your Child. Our Future plan, a Labor Government will provide $82 million to Independent schools associations and Catholic education commissions for the duration of the original six-year Gonski agreements.

This means an additional two years of funding, and honours the agreements Labor entered into with the non-government schools sectors.

This will be called the Teaching and Learning Support Program.

The funding will allow the non-government school associations to continue important work to implement the Gonski reforms such as:

  • Provide better coaching for teachers
  • Establishing centres of excellence for the teaching of STEM
  • Employing School Leadership Consultants – to work with principals to make sure schools have a school improvement agenda in place to lift student outcomes
  • Supporting schools to implement the Australian Curriculum;
  • Best practice professional development to support Indigenous Independent Schools

Of course, we will expect transparency and accountability for this funding – with clear links to improved teaching and learning.

http://www.billshorten.com.au/independent_schools_council_australia