Funding Certainty Continues For Schools In The Holsworthy Electorate

Students in Holsworthy Electorate public schools will benefit from the funding certainty delivered in their school budget allocations for next year.

State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP, said the allocations are part of $10.1 billion in annual Gonski funding being delivered to public schools for 2021.

“The distribution of funding through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM) ensures that the best possible learning opportunities are provided to directly benefit the 2021 student cohort.”

Ms Gibbons said the $17,060,256 in funding for Holsworthy Electorate schools delivers support where it is needed the most, to students and schools with the greatest need.

“This is an increase of over $600,000 from the 2020 funding amount.

“2021 will be the eighth year that the Resource Allocation Model has delivered funding certainty to schools to enable them to plan so that improvement will touch every classroom and impact every student.”

In addition to a number of needs-based funding items, the funding will be predominately allocated through the seven RAM loadings – the equity loadings (socio-economic, Aboriginal, low level adjustment for disability, English language proficiency) and the base loadings (location, per capita and professional learning).

“Needs-based funding underpins the great strength of public education - equity of opportunity, and will ensure schools in the Holsworthy Electorate continue to flourish and deliver those opportunities,” said Ms Gibbons.