To assist with the development of a new conceptual model for funding public schools the Department of Education and Communities engaged the services of PricewaterhouseCoopers. You can read the completed PricewaterhouseCoopers report here.
A PowerPoint presentation (PDF 495kB) and notes (PDF 491kB) that was presented by the Director-General, Dr Michele Bruniges at the opening of the Empowering Local Schools National Partnership Conference on 23 July, providing an overview of the Resource Allocation Model.
A short animated film clip to provide an overview of the new Resource Allocation Model, a new funding model for schools. The 229 schools participating in the Empowering Local Schools National Partnership will be the first schools funded using this model.
Read answers to key questions (PDF 284kB) about the Resource Allocation Model.
The fact sheets provide information about the new Resource Allocation Model known as the RAM. The RAM is a new resource allocation model that has been developed to allocate funding for public schools in the most equitable way.
The RAM takes into account the fact that students and school communities are not all the same; they have different needs and will need different levels of support.
RAM fact sheet number 1 (PDF 127kB)
A fairer funding model for all NSW schools provides details about why we are moving to a new Resource Allocation Model. It includes the five principles that have underpinned the development of the RAM and some questions on the RAM.
RAM fact sheet number 2 (PDF 283kB)
The New Resource Allocation Model (RAM) provides an overview of the funding that will be allocated under the RAM. Included is a model of the three component that make up the RAM and the elements within each of these components.
Implementing the RAM
The RAM is now being tested and refined to ensure that it works in a variety of school settings. The first schools to transition to the RAM will be the 229 participating in the Empowering Local Schools National Partnership. The graphic (PDF 199kB) illustrates the staged implementation of the Resource Allocation Model.