This funding will provide each of the education centres within youth detention additional flexibility that is required to deliver an expanded 48 week education program.
The expanded education program is to provide structured education delivery to young people being held in youth detention. This cohort of young people are performing below their peers academically. Access to an education program, focussed on literacy and numeracy and delivered by qualified teaching staff, will assist in closing the gap for young people in contact with the youth justice system.
Duration of program
The three education centres located within Youth Detention Centres. Specifically, Brisbane Youth Education and Training Centre, Cleveland Education and Training Centre and West Moreton Education and Training Centre.
Allocation of funds
Funding has been approved through CBRC to expand education delivery from 40 weeks per year to 48 weeks per year in each of the three Youth Detention Centres.
A component of the approved funding is a 10% loading to support handover, professional development and transition planning arrangements. This was deemed necessary given the complexity of the arrangement and the need to accommodate leave entitlements for all staff while delivering education for an additional 8 weeks per year. For 2021, this funding will be allocated to each of the respective education centres through the school appropriation process.
How to apply
Schools do not need to apply for this funding. Entitlements will be calculated and paid automatically by Finance Branch.
Student Protection and Wellbeing
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