Video transcript - SBAR: Getting started
Your school is a unique setting with individual
needs that aren't the same as other schools.
This might be because of the location,
type or size of your school
or because of the specific learning
and wellbeing needs of your students.
The School Budget Allocation Report,
also known as the SBAR,
considers your school’s individual data
to provide a budget allocation
for a range of resourcing requirements.
In October, your school receives it's SBAR,
providing the budget allocations and
resourcing information required to plan
for the following year.
The school’s SBAR is adjusted
usually late in Term 1 of the following year,
providing you with your school budget allocation and budget certainty.
The school budget allocation has three components.
Each component is calculated using the
Resource Allocation Methodology, also known as the RAM.
The largest component of the school budget allocation is the base,
with allocations for staff entitlement and
for operational funding
such as utilities and urgent minor maintenance.
Equity loadings support the needs of students
based on socio-economic background, Aboriginal
background, English language proficiency and
low level adjustment for disability.
Targeted funding considers the specific needs
of identified students at your school.
Targeted funding supports eligible refugee students,
newly arrived students developing
their English language skills
and students in mainstream classes
with confirmed disability.
You will find a summary of the school budget
allocations relevant to your school on the
front page of the SBAR.
The SBAR supports your school’s development of a strategic,
evidence-based school plan to improve student outcomes.
To find out more, visit the strategic schools resourcing webpage.