Presentation on theme: "Schools Funding Review. Overview The review was established by the Federal Government in April this year. It is the first comprehensive review of how."— Presentation transcript:
Overview The review was established by the Federal Government in April this year. It is the first comprehensive review of how all schools are funded since 1973. The review will make recommendations on a new federal funding system next year. It is our best chance to get a better deal for public schools including our own.
Schools Funding Review What the Review Will Look At How schools are funded. How the distribution of resourcing can be improved to ensure every child receives a high quality education. What investments work well. The principles against which school funding should be measured.
Schools Funding Review Why the System Needs to Change The current federal SES funding system favours private schools. Schools are funded regardless of wealth, income, resources or actual student need. The richest private schools get more than the poorest public schools. Private schools get two-thirds of funding despite teaching one-third of students. Without change the public school share of federal funding will decline even further.
Schools Funding Review Not Meeting Our Needs We know our school could benefit from additional resources. Nationally the needs of public schools are significant.
Schools Funding Review An AEU National Survey Shows: 38 per cent of schools have experienced teacher shortages in the last year. 51 per cent of principals say their school is under-resourced. 69 per cent of principals with special needs students say they do not have the resources to meet their needs. 36 per cent of teachers say they are working more than 50 hours a week. 64 per cent of teachers say their workload is rising.
Schools Funding Review What We Can Do Each school around Australia is being encouraged to put in a joint submission from staff, parents and the principal. That submission should focus on our school (what we do and how additional resources would assist in delivering a high quality education for every child). We need to work together to put together a great submission.