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Early Start—back to basics

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Purpose

To assist state schools to implement and respond to Early Start literacy and numeracy monitoring tasks with Prep to Year 2 students.

Duration of program

Ongoing

Eligibility

State schools with enrolments in Prep to Year 2.

Allocation of funds

A fixed annual budget of $5.746m is allocated to schools based on the following.

  • 80% of annual budget is allocated on Index of Community Socio-educational Advantage (ICSEA)* weighted Prep - Year 2 (average) enrolments (schools with ICSEA value of 1000 or more will not receive this component)
  • 20% of annual budget is allocated on total student enrolments in Prep - Year 2.

*ICSEA is a scale that measures educational disadvantage determined by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) through the collection of student family background data.

Payment details

TypeTimeProportion
AnnualOctober100%

Data requirements

DataSourceTime collected
Prep to Year 2 EnrolmentsPerformance Monitoring and Reporting BranchCensus February and August
ICSEA ValuesMySchool Website (www.myschool.edu.au)September

How to apply

Schools do not need to apply for this funding. Entitlements are automatically calculated and paid each year.

Further Information

2012 Election Commitment.

For further information please refer to the ICSEA factsheet (PDF, 287KB) or the contact details below.

Contact

Policy Enquiry
State Schools Division
Telephone: (07) 3513 5804

Payment Enquiry
Finance Branch
Telephone: (07) 3034 5817

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Last updated 29 April 2021