GOLD COAST parents will be able to see exactly how much funding their child’s school will receive as part of the Newman Government’s Great Results Guarantee program.
Premier Campbell Newman and Education Minister John Paul Langbroek released the funding amounts today.
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Mr Newman said the funding had been purposely targeted at the early years, so primary schools on the Gold Coast would be the big winners.
“The research is absolutely conclusive – the sooner we get in there and identify the learning needs of a student, the more likely that student will succeed,” Mr Newman said.
“This is a ‘stitch in time’ approach that will pay dividends down the track when our students progress through to higher education, training and eventually employment.
“What the Great Results Guarantee does is sets a goal and provides the means for a school to not only achieve it but be able to recognise why some students may be experiencing difficulties.”
Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said he wanted to be able to give parents peace of mind and stressed the importance of the school community being part of the process of formulating the guarantee.
“The more involved a community is with the school the more likely students will enjoy a successful education experience,” Mr Langbroek said.
“We want parents to set their expectations and for our schools to meet them.
“This also shows that we are delivering on our election promise to revitalise frontline education services after years of neglect by Labor.”
For a full list of the individual school funding amounts and more information on the Great Results Guarantee go to www.education.qld.gov.au/resultsguarantee