Boost to Teacher Skills Development

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The NSW Government’s Quality Teaching, Successful Students initiative will provide primary school teachers in the Davidson electorate with financial assistance to further develop their classroom skills.

All local government schools with primary students will share a total of $1,123,215 to improve teachers’ skills with activities such as mentoring and coaching, and collaborative lesson planning and unit development to help teachers learn new skills from each other.

Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea said the funding will help local teachers be better equipped to be more effective in their classrooms. Local schools will receive funding as per the attachment to this media release.
“Helping teachers learn and improve their craft is a vital part of providing the best education possible for our children,” Mr O’Dea said.

“Each school will determine the best way to spend this funding on an area of most need, for example, more effective literacy and numeracy skills or better classroom management. I am pleased the NSW Government is delivering this important funding for our local community.”

The $244 million Quality Teaching, Successful Students initiative is part of the NSW Government’s Local Schools, Local Decisions reform which has empowered schools to make local decisions about how to best meet the needs of their students.

Education Minister Rob Stokes said $88 million will be dispersed under the initiative in 2017, up from $38 million last year and $10 million in 2015.

“This will allow schools to implement evidence-based approaches to improve teaching and learning,” Mr Stokes said.

Funding amounts are based on the number of students at each school, with additional loadings for students with special needs. Principals will work with their executive to decide the best way to use the funding.

Funding for Davidson Schools:

Belrose Public School, $53,280

Castle Cove Public School, $81,742

Cromehurst School, $15,619

Frenchs Forest Public School, $51,718

Gordon East Public School, $58,139

Kambora Public School, $37,834

Lindfield East Public School, $125,303

Lindfield Public School, $132,766

Mimosa Public School, $91,461

Roseville Public School, $106,733

Sir Eric Woodward Memorial School, $34,363

St Ives North Public School, $156,021

St Ives Park Public School, $32,107

St Ives Public School, $84,519

Wakehurst Public School, $61,610