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Powell Media Release – Students to get Great Results from extra funding (24 September 2014)

Students in Glass House are set to benefit from the second round of Great Results Guarantee funding announced today 24 September 2014.

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP welcomed the announcement on behalf of local students.

He said that more than $1,277,411 would go directly to Glass Houseschools in 2015, $333,917 more than last year’s allocation.

“The Queensland Government has a strong plan for the state’s future, which is why we are working hard to revitalise frontline services, particularly education,” Mr Powell said.

“Local schools have already experienced the benefits of the Great Results Guarantee initiative and this funding boost will continue to improve the literacy and numeracy outcomes of our students.”

Mr Powell said the funding would empower principals to invest in programs and initiatives that will make a real difference in their school by targeting areas for improvement.

He praised the community involvement aspect of the Great Results Guarantee.

“Schools are encouraged to involve the community in deciding how to invest the funds, and their guarantees are published on their website,” Mr Powell said.

“The more involved a community is with the school the more likely students will enjoy a successful education experience.”

Premier Campbell Newman said that a total of  $183 million would be provided to all Queensland state schools next year, a $52 million increase on the $131 million provided in 2014, the first year of the Great Results Guarantee.

“This increased investment is taking us one step closer to our vision for Queensland to be among the top performing states in literacy and numeracy by 2020,” Mr Newman said.

Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said the Great Results Guarantee was allowing schools to direct funds where they were most needed.

“Through the Guarantee and the programs it makes possible, primary schools can ensure our youngest learners acquire a solid foundation of literacy and numeracy skills for long term results” Mr Langbroek said.

The Great Results Guarantee base funding amount for secondary schools has increased in 2015 to $230 per student, which of course includes our Year 7s moving into high school next year.”

Mr Langbroek said that on top of per-student funding allocations, additional funding was also allocated to schools with students in Years 3 to 12 who were not demonstrating sound achievement in mathematics and English.

“It’s about making sure that every student’s needs are recognised and addressed with the learning support they need,” Mr Langbroek said.

Mr Langbroek said the Great Results Guarantee investment was the result of the Australian Government’s Students First – A fairer funding agreement for schools initiative.

For more information on the Great Results Guarantee, visit www.education.qld.gov.au/resultsguarantee

Total – Glass House 2014 Actual GRG funding 2015 Estimated GRG funding
Beerburrum State School $37,320 $48,060
Chevallum State School $125,174 $143,368
Conondale State School $17,453 $22,790
Delaneys Creek State School $35,676 $38,810
Elimbah State School $111,853 $134,720
Eudlo State School $19,676 $22,820
Glass House Mountains State School $87,080 $98,650
Maleny State High School $65,372 $175,763
Maleny State School $66,611 $87,760
Montville State School $43,936 $51,160
Mount Mee State School $17,890 $21,010
Palmwoods State School $118,732 $142,120
Peachester State School $25,510 $33,160
Wamuran State School $89,864 $109,790
Woodford State School $81,347 $147,430

 [ENDS] 24September, 2014

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