Budget papers 2010 - 2011
2010/11 Budget paper
Northern Territory. Department of Treasury
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17Education and Training Working Future The 2010-11 Budget continues the Territory and Commonwealth governments commitment to improve the educational outcomes of Indigenous students, including: $17.7M for child and family centres at Yuendumu, Gunbalanya, Maningrida and Ngukurr funded by the Commonwealth; $5.3M to boost the delivery of education and training programs in Territory Growth Towns; $3.6M for 20 virtual early childhood integrated service hubs and associated Families as First Teachers programs; and $2.5M for mobile preschools for remote communities. The Territory Government will continue to support young peoples engagement in school, through: $3.5M to establish a comprehensive Youth Pathways service, with a focus on Territory Growth Towns, including training and employment brokerage and monitoring of student pathways within and beyond schooling; $3.1M to establish a 3-9pm after-school Indigenous language and culture initiative in very remote community schools; $2.3M for student engagement programs such as Clontarf Football Academy at 11 sites and Sporting Chance at six sites; $2.2M for a Going to School enrolment and attendance strategy, including the implementation of Family Responsibility Agreements; and $0.25M to pilot the use of Vocational Education and Training and work experience programs for middle years students. Teaching Quality teaching is a key element in improving educational outcomes. The 2010-11 Budget continues funding for additional teachers and initiatives that support quality teaching practice, including: $21.4 million for 170 teachers for Territory Government remote schools, through the four-year 200 extra teachers initiative funded by the Commonwealth; $6.3 million for additional teachers, assistant teachers and school support staff including for the new Rosebery Primary and Middle schools opening in 2011; $2.8 million to establish the Institute of School Leadership, Learning and Development to develop existing and aspiring educational leaders, jointly funded by the Territory and Commonwealth governments; $1.9 million to consolidate and expand training and development pathways for Indigenous educators; $1.7 million for English as a Second Language (ESL) training and support for teachers; and $0.4 million to establish a quality remote teaching service unit to support very remote Indigenous schools. Education Initiatives The 2010-11 Budget incorporates a number of targeted education initiatives, including: $10.1 million for the operations of the Rosebery schools; $1.5 million to expand the @School pilot, using virtual schooling as a learning alternative for senior secondary students; $0.7 million to establish a literacy and numeracy taskforce to oversee whole-of-school approaches to improving literacy and numeracy; and $0.3 million to establish the first two of five Centres for Excellence in senior secondary colleges and comprehensive high schools, with the first two centres at Darwin High School and Casuarina Senior College. Student and Family Support The Territory Government will continue to support families and students with the 2010-11 Budget including: $3.1 million for the Back to School Payments scheme, providing $75 toward essential school items for every school-aged child; $1.7 million to continue intensive support services for students with intellectual disabilities and/or high level behavioural and emotional difficulties; and $0.8 million to remodel and expand the Palmerston Positive Learning Centre to re-engage students into schooling, establishing centres at Palmerston High School and Gray Primary School as part of the Palmerston Youth Action Plan.