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Labor's Better Schools Student Help Factsheet

Labor's Better Schools Student Help Factsheet

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Labor's Better Schools Student Help Factsheet - Labor wants every school to have the resources it needs for every child.
Labor's Better Schools Student Help Factsheet - Labor wants every school to have the resources it needs for every child.

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Published by: Peter Foster on Jun 10, 2013
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www.betterschools.gov.au
More help for students who need it most
Every Australian child has the right to a world-classeducation, no matter where they live, the school theyattend or their amily background. That’s why the Australian Government hasa National Plan or School Improvement.Our plan will help every student get a greateducation and secure a great job when they leaveschool. It will help our economy stay strong. The aim o our plan is to make sure Australia is in thetop fve countries in the world in reading, writing andmaths by 2025.Under our plan, every school will get enough undingto make sure all o its students have access to greatteachers, and get the attention they need. And students who need more help—like thoserom lower income amilies, students with disability,or Indigenous students—will get extra support.More money will be available to schools to helpdeliver this extra support.
Why we need to do more toimprove our schools
 Australian schools are among the best in the world,but our results have been slipping since 2001. And the gap between the best and worst perormershas been growing.
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 Australian students have allen rom 2nd to7th in reading, and rom 5th to 13th in maths,in international tests.
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By Year 9, the gap in reading, maths and sciencebetween advantaged and disadvantagedstudents is about two years o schooling.
Our new plan will help studentswho need more support
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 There will be more unding or students we knowneed extra help at school. This includes studentswith disability, Indigenous students, studentsrom lower income amilies and students withlimited English skills.
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Rural and remote schools, and small schools,will get extra unding.
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Extra unding or these students will be providedregardless o what type o school they attend,so that every child who needs more help will get it.
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 The extra money will help schools carry out theprograms we know can lead to better results.
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 This includes oering breakast clubs, so everystudent can start the day well; and homework clubs or students whose home lie might preventthem rom studying.
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 There will be more use o personalised learningplans to help students reach their potential.
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Under our plan students with disability will beproperly unded in every school or the frst time. This will help pay or things like special equipmentand teachers aides.
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We will make sure the extra money goes to thestudents who need it, by requiring schools toreport back on how they spend this money. The National Plan or School Improvement will also:
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get the best teachers into our schools;
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provide more inormation to the communityabout school results;
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deliver airer and more eective unding orour schools; and
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help schools improve their results.

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