The low level adjustment for disability equity loading comprises an allocation base determined by revised school enrolments and a supplementary allocation based on student need.
The 2020 flexible funding allocation appears on the report and will be updated in the 2021 SBAR Adjustments. Further advice will be provided to schools early in Term 4 2020.
The learning and support teacher allocation is for 3 years – 2018-2020 – and has been extended for 2021.
Staff entitlement included in the low level adjustment for disability loading is funded from the loading and is not in addition to the loading.
Your school’s Strategic Improvement Plan (SIP) must show your school community how the school will meet student needs and improve the learning outcomes for all students. Funding contributions toward each activity need to be reviewed regularly to ensure they are effective and achieving desired outcomes. Accountability for the effective use of the funds to improve student learning occurs through your school’s SIP and Annual Report.
The funding your school receives should be expended in the calendar year in which it is received. The funds have been allocated for the current year’s cohort of students and are provided to support their learning and wellbeing needs.