This policy provides information about how funding is allocated to schools through the Student Resource Package (SRP) for core student learning needs.
Student based funding represents the main funding source for all schools and comprises approximately 90% of the total SRP provided to schools. This funding is designed to cover core teaching and learning, leadership, teaching support, professional development, relief teaching, payroll tax and superannuation costs for the school.
The Core Student Learning Allocation is designed to recognise the differing costs associated with different levels of learning, different types and sizes of schools, and the additional costs imposed by rurality and isolation. The specific types of Core Student Learning Allocation funding are listed below.
- Student per capita funding Years Prep-12 Students
- Enrolment Linked Base
- Small School Base
- Rural School Size Adjustment Factor
- Core Index Stages 1-3
- Size Adjustment Supplementation
- Approved Early Education Program
- Principal Salary Adjustment
- Language and Learning Disabilities Support Program
- Mental Health Practitioners
- Camps Payment
Not all types of funding are available to all schools. Funding is assessed according to school or campus type and student need.
Schools are expected to use SRP funds for the purpose for which it was allocated.
Reviewed 10 October 2023