The Rural and Remote Education Blueprint for Action is a detailed plan to improve student learning in rural and remote public schools across New South Wales.

The NSW Government has allocated up to $80 million over the life of the programme to take the steps necessary to reduce the gap in educational achievement between rural and urban schools.

The key actions in the Rural and Remote Education strategy will:

  • strengthen early childhood education for children in rural and remote communities
  • give students in rural and remote schools access to a broad range of curriculum opportunities, particularly for gifted and talented students
  • provide new incentives to attract and retain quality teachers and school leaders to rural and remote schools
  • better support schools to meet local student needs by establishing 15 specialist centres to offer coordinated inter-agency health and wellbeing services.

The actions in the Rural and Remote Education blueprint complement and build on the broad reform agenda already underway with initiatives such as