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Schools' Plans For Literacy, Numeracy, And Staff

Schools' Plans For Literacy, Numeracy, And Extra Staff

Literacy and numeracy initiatives and extra staffing are the most popular use of the extra money made available to schools through the redistribution of bulk funding.

Education Minister Trevor Mallard said a survey of schools released today showed that more than half the schools that received extra funding through the end of bulk funding would spend some of that money on nearly $10 million of numeracy and literacy initiatives.

"I'm thrilled that so many schools have chosen to use this money on these really important basic skills," Trevor Mallard said.

"Extra staffing and ways to reduce workload are also popular with more than a thousand schools planning to spend nearly $26 million in these areas. Other uses of the money include special needs, ICT, and professional development.

"These are all areas that will have a positive impact on the quality of learning in our schools.

"More than $100 million of money previously only available to bulk funded schools was redistributed to all schools using a fair and equitable system. On top of that schools received an increase in their operation grants. That means that about $60 million extra is going directly into schools this year compared to last year.

"This report back process shows that schools are using that money well to improve their children's learning outcomes.

"Schools were notified of extra funding in August last year and were asked to report back as to what they planned to do with the extra funds.

"For some schools, it was a massive jump in funding and I wanted to encourage boards of trustees to plan carefully how they would use that money to improve the education in their schools," Trevor Mallard said.


Resourcing for the Future:
Schools' spending plans

Expenditure Count of schools using initiative Average expenditure/school Average expenditure/student Percent of total on this initiative
Student Needs Initiative $2,555,628 118 $21,658 $78 3.2%
Numeracy and Literacy $9,908,373 1,212 $8,175 $34 12.3%
Enrich Curriculum $3,925,090 683 $5,747 $22 4.9%
Special Needs $7,384,073 1,029 $7,176 $28 9.2%
Maori Students $3,511,706 574 $6,118 $20 4.4%
Pacific Island $1,021,818 144 $7,096 $17 1.3%
ICT $8,419,466 966 $8,716 $31 10.4%
Resources outside classroom $924,581 254 $3,640 $14 1.1%
Teacher Quality $808,889 69 $11,723 $42 1.0%
Reduce Workload $2,994,995 388 $7,719 $26 3.7%
Extra Staffing $22,935,820 1,087 $21,100 $73 28.4%
Professional Development $4,360,063 913 $4,776 $19 5.4%
Recognition Payments $1,259,302 247 $5,098 $14 1.6%
School and Community Initiatives $710,432 60 $11,841 $42 0.9%
School & Community Liason $1,295,420 281 $4,610 $16 1.6%
Principal or Board Development $822,887 372 $2,212 $11 1.0%
Professional Administration Assistance $1,017,026 330 $3,082 $12 1.3%
Property Development $5,151,599 614 $8,390 $30 6.4%
Investment $1,652,316 150 $11,015 $35 2.0%

Totals $80,659,483 100.0%

Total # of schools providing initiative specific information 2088

Total # of schools (incl schools not required to provide initiative specific information) 2617
Redistribution total $103,000,000(apprx)


Note: 2617 schools returned planning forms to the Ministry of Education. However, schools that were to receive less than an increase of 5% of operational funding, including the loss of their bulk funding premium, were not required to provide initiative specific information. There were 529 such schools and their share of the bulk funding redistribution money was about $23 million

Resourcing for the Future: Auckland MoE
Region schools' spending plans

Expenditure Count of schools using initiative Average expenditure/school Average expenditure/student Percent of total on this initiative
Student Needs Initiative $1,058,772 34 $31,140 $99 3.5%
Numeracy and Literacy $3,652,925 279 $13,093 $39 12.0%
Enrich Curriculum $1,383,499 164 $8,436 $25 4.6%
Special Needs $2,238,042 229 $9,773 $29 7.4%
Maori Students $1,396,658 151 $9,249 $26 4.6%
Pacific Island $672,342 70 $9,605 $21 2.2%
ICT $3,282,021 254 $12,921 $37 10.8%
Resources outside classroom $288,926 63 $4,586 $15 1.0%
Teacher Quality $294,151 22 $13,371 $44 1.0%
Reduce Workload $1,117,902 99 $11,292 $29 3.7%
Extra Staffing $9,042,428 274 $33,002 $88 29.8%
Professional Development $1,745,675 218 $8,008 $24 5.7%
Recognition Payments $560,255 82 $6,832 $15 1.8%
School and Community Initiatives $265,409 23 $11,540 $33 0.9%
School & Community Liason $669,944 82 $8,170 $22 2.2%
Principal or Board Development $232,137 76 $3,054 $12 0.8%
Professional Administration Assistance $270,336 71 $3,808 $12 0.9%
Property Development $1,615,215 148 $10,914 $33 5.3%
Investment $590,072 40 $14,752 $39 1.9%

Totals $30,376,709 100.0%

Total # of schools providing initiative specific information 644

Total # of schools (incl schools not required to provide initiative specific information) 168

Note: Nationwide, 2617 schools returned planning forms to the Ministry of Education. However, schools that were to receive less than an increase of 5% of operational funding, including the loss of their bulk funding premium, were not required to provide initiative specific information. There were 529 such schools and their share of the bulk funding redistribution money was about $23 million

Resourcing for the Future: Hamilton MoE Region schools' spending plans

Expenditure Count of schools using initiative Average expenditure/school Average expenditure/student Percent of total on this initiative
Student Needs Initiative $393,123 23 $17,092 $70 2.9%
Numeracy and Literacy $1,539,064 213 $7,226 $31 11.5%
Enrich Curriculum $597,218 105 $5,688 $21 4.4%
Special Needs $1,343,739 183 $7,343 $29 10.0%
Maori Students $681,726 116 $5,877 $21 5.1%
Pacific Island $32,606 9 $3,623 $7 0.2%
ICT $1,318,289 168 $7,847 $33 9.8%
Resources outside classroom $140,835 38 $3,706 $15 1.0%
Teacher Quality $133,903 17 $7,877 $29 1.0%
Reduce Workload $399,172 65 $6,141 $21 3.0%
Extra Staffing $4,298,904 196 $21,933 $84 32.0%
Professional Development $609,792 159 $3,835 $17 4.5%
Recognition Payments $234,366 39 $6,009 $16 1.7%
School and Community Initiatives $79,241 10 $7,924 $26 0.6%
School & Community Liason $189,372 51 $3,713 $13 1.4%
Principal or Board Development $157,277 81 $1,942 $10 1.2%
Professional Administration Assistance $198,150 71 $2,791 $11 1.5%
Property Development $880,839 101 $8,721 $36 6.6%
Investment $205,666 22 $9,348 $28 1.5%

Totals $13,433,281 100.0%

Total # of schools providing initiative specific information 462

Total # of schools (incl schools not required to provide initiative specific information) 106

Note: Nationwide, 2617 schools returned planning forms to the Ministry of Education. However, schools that were to receive less than an increase of 5% of operational funding, including the loss of their bulk funding premium, were not required to provide initiative specific information. There were 529 such schools and their share of the bulk funding redistribution money was about $23 million

Resourcing for the Future: Wanganui MoE
Region schools' spending plans

Expenditure Count of schools using initiative Average expenditure/school Average expenditure/student Percent of total on this initiative
Student Needs Initiative $82,114 9 $9,124 $54 1.3%
Numeracy and Literacy $1,010,356 158 $6,395 $38 16.2%
Enrich Curriculum $327,624 76 $4,311 $21 5.2%
Special Needs $737,679 131 $5,631 $27 11.8%
Maori Students $289,350 66 $4,384 $18 4.6%
Pacific Island $13,509 9 $1,501 $5 0.2%
ICT $669,840 107 $6,260 $28 10.7%
Resources outside classroom $57,030 33 $1,728 $13 0.9%
Teacher Quality $29,966 4 $7,492 $28 0.5%
Reduce Workload $229,532 45 $5,101 $23 3.7%
Extra Staffing $1,705,894 118 $14,457 $58 27.3%
Professional Development $402,435 115 $3,499 $20 6.4%
Recognition Payments $82,818 24 $3,451 $11 1.3%
School and Community Initiatives $1,232 1 $1,232 $32 0.0%
School & Community Liason $64,342 27 $2,383 $11 1.0%
Principal or Board Development $70,160 54 $1,299 $8 1.1%
Professional Administration Assistance $91,880 50 $1,838 $10 1.5%
Property Development $320,903 62 $5,176 $27 5.1%
Investment $56,903 14 $4,064 $26 0.9%

Totals $6,243,566 100.0%

Total # of schools providing initiative specific information 293

Total # of schools (incl schools not required to provide initiative specific information) 51

Note: Nationwide, 2617 schools returned planning forms to the Ministry of Education. However, schools that were to receive less than an increase of 5% of operational funding, including the loss of their bulk funding premium, were not required to provide initiative specific information. There were 529 such schools and their share of the bulk funding redistribution money was about $23 million

Resourcing for the Future: Lower
Hutt MoE region schools' spending plans

Expenditure Count of schools using initiative Average expenditure/school Average expenditure/student Percent of total on this initiative
Student Needs Initiative $512,888 22 $23,313 $79 3.4%
Numeracy and Literacy $1,680,055 219 $7,671 $34 11.3%
Enrich Curriculum $691,756 129 $5,362 $19 4.6%
Special Needs $1,414,856 192 $7,369 $29 9.5%
Maori Students $724,018 128 $5,656 $19 4.9%
Pacific Island $231,960 36 $6,443 $19 1.6%
ICT $1,583,128 186 $8,511 $30 10.6%
Resources outside classroom $259,853 50 $5,197 $15 1.7%
Teacher Quality $138,200 8 $17,275 $47 0.9%
Reduce Workload $515,707 68 $7,584 $26 3.5%
Extra Staffing $4,036,436 207 $19,500 $65 27.1%
Professional Development $789,831 183 $4,316 $17 5.3%
Recognition Payments $226,853 49 $4,630 $12 1.5%
School and Community Initiatives $43,905 8 $5,488 $31 0.3%
School & Community Liason $243,785 62 $3,932 $13 1.6%
Principal or Board Development $214,955 74 $2,905 $15 1.4%
Professional Administration Assistance $249,645 58 $4,304 $15 1.7%
Property Development $1,036,679 124 $8,360 $29 6.9%
Investment $323,476 31 $10,435 $34 2.2%

Totals $14,917,985 100.0%

Total # of schools providing initiative specific information 495

Total # of schools (incl schools not required to provide initiative specific information) 96

Note: Nationwide, 2617 schools returned planning forms to the Ministry of Education. However, schools that were to receive less than an increase of 5% of operational funding, including the loss of their bulk funding premium, were not required to provide initiative specific information. There were 529 such schools and their share of the bulk funding redistribution money was about $23 million

Resourcing for the Future: Christchurch MoE
region schools' spending plans

Expenditure Count of schools using initiative Average expenditure/school Average expenditure/student Percent of total on this initiative
Student Needs Initiative $410,276 21 $19,537 $58 3.7%
Numeracy and Literacy $1,405,757 209 $6,726 $29 12.8%
Enrich Curriculum $640,185 139 $4,606 $20 5.8%
Special Needs $1,155,167 185 $6,244 $25 10.5%
Maori Students $314,956 76 $4,144 $14 2.9%
Pacific Island $64,044 17 $3,767 $10 0.6%
ICT $1,231,626 171 $7,202 $25 11.2%
Resources outside classroom $108,667 43 $2,527 $12 1.0%
Teacher Quality $174,422 11 $15,857 $56 1.6%
Reduce Workload $437,371 66 $6,627 $22 4.0%
Extra Staffing $2,371,002 179 $13,246 $48 21.6%
Professional Development $563,312 158 $3,565 $15 5.1%
Recognition Payments $106,160 35 $3,033 $11 1.0%
School and Community Initiatives $293,695 12 $24,475 $81 2.7%
School & Community Liason $101,157 41 $2,467 $10 0.9%
Principal or Board Development $112,564 61 $1,845 $10 1.0%
Professional Administration Assistance $156,897 60 $2,615 $11 1.4%
Property Development $953,394 130 $7,334 $26 8.7%
Investment $377,123 31 $12,165 $34 3.4%

Totals $10,977,774 100.0%

Total # of schools providing initiative specific information 443

Total # of schools (incl schools not required to provide initiative specific information) 67

Note: Nationwide, 2617 schools returned planning forms to the Ministry of Education. However, schools that were to receive less than an increase of 5% of operational funding, including the loss of their bulk funding premium, were not required to provide initiative specific information. There were 529 such schools and their share of the bulk funding redistribution money was about $23 million

Resourcing for the Future: Dunedin
MoE region schools' spending plans

Expenditure Count of schools using initiative Average expenditure/school Average expenditure/student Percent of total on this initiative
Student Needs Initiative $98,455 9 $10,939 $84 2.1%
Numeracy and Literacy $620,217 134 $4,628 $30 13.2%
Enrich Curriculum $284,808 70 $4,069 $23 6.0%
Special Needs $494,591 109 $4,538 $26 10.5%
Maori Students $104,999 37 $2,838 $11 2.2%
Pacific Island $7,358 3 $2,453 $4 0.2%
ICT $334,562 80 $4,182 $20 7.1%
Resources outside classroom $69,269 27 $2,566 $18 1.5%
Teacher Quality $38,247 7 $5,464 $43 0.8%
Reduce Workload $295,311 45 $6,562 $32 6.3%
Extra Staffing $1,481,156 113 $13,108 $68 31.4%
Professional Development $249,018 80 $3,113 $17 5.3%
Recognition Payments $48,850 18 $2,714 $12 1.0%
School and Community Initiatives $26,949 6 $4,492 $35 0.6%
School & Community Liason $26,820 18 $1,490 $7 0.6%
Principal or Board Development $35,794 26 $1,377 $11 0.8%
Professional Administration Assistance $50,119 20 $2,506 $10 1.1%
Property Development $344,568 49 $7,032 $32 7.3%
Investment $99,076 12 $8,256 $41 2.1%

Totals $4,710,168 100.0%

Total # of schools providing initiative specific information 280

Total # of schools (incl schools not required to provide initiative specific information) 41

Note: Nationwide, 2617 schools returned planning forms to the Ministry of Education. However, schools that were to receive less than an increase of 5% of operational funding, including the loss of their bulk funding premium, were not required to provide initiative specific information. There were 529 such schools and their share of the bulk funding redistribution money was about $23 million


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