Funds are provided to support the trial of whole-school approaches to improving literacy outcomes for students in economically disadvantaged communities across Queensland.
Forty schools will work in eight primary school clusters to plan and trial whole-school approaches for improving student literacy outcomes. Each cluster will be assisted by a literacy mentor who will assist leaders and teachers to conduct the trials and facilitate appropriate professional development throughout the process.
Schools are expected to:
Schools will be required to acquit for funds expended as follows:
Funding Agreement TRIM Ref 09/43276
Forty schools in 8 clusters have already been identified to participate in the pilot program.
Cash grants to cluster representative schools
|Payment||During month of||Proportion of allocation paid||Clusters|
|$50,000||October 2009||38%||8 |
|$30,000||February 2010||23%||8 |
|$30,000||July 2010||23%||8 |
|$20,000||October 2010||16%||8 |
Equal grants go to each cluster regardless of the number of schools within the cluster.
They are allocated on the basis of $80,000 to cover mentor costs and $50,000 for TRS/professional learning activities.
One school, nominated by the cluster, will manage the fund on behalf of the other cluster schools.
|Data item||Data source||Due date|
|Expenditure to date||School financial statement||30 June 2010 |
|Final acquittal||School financial statement||31 December 2010|
Teaching and Learning Branch
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