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Great Results Guarantee

4/04/2014

​The Queensland Government is investing an additional $131 million in 2014 to improve student performance in Queensland state schools through the Great Results Guarantee. Over 4 years and almost $800 million will be invested in Queensland state schools. This additional funding is being provided to every state, territory and schooling sector by the Federal Government under its Students First - A fairer funding agreement for schools initiative. All 1233 state and Independent Public Schools will receive a share of the funding and enter into an agreement that commits them to guarantee that every student will either:

  • achieve the National Minimum Standard for literacy and numeracy for their year level or
  • have an evidence-based plan, developed by the school, in place to address their specific learning difficulties.

All schools will receive their current level of funding plus a share of the $131 million, so every school will be better off. Under the guarantee, state primary schools will receive an additional $99 million with a focus on the early years. On average, schools will receive an extra $508 per student in Prep to Year 2. The extra investment in the early years will achieve the best long-term results, by tackling poor literacy and numeracy before it's too late. Under this agreement, schools will have the flexibility and autonomy to decide how the funding should be spent - for example, hiring specialist educators to provide additional support, using targeted professional development for teachers, or buying additional learning tools such as specialised literacy or numeracy programs. Student performance will be measured throughout the year and schools will be required to demonstrate how the extra funding is helping to maximise learning outcomes for all students.