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.​

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