Resource Allocation Model
The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) has been developed to ensure a fair, efficient and transparent allocation of the state public education budget for every school.
The RAM consists of three components:
The 2018 Planned School Budget Allocation Report (SBAR) – a guide for schools, provides details of the total budget allocations for schools.
The Gonski/National Education Reform Agreement (NERA) funding to NSW public schools through the RAM methodology is in its fifth year.
Every school receives a Planned School Budget Allocation Report in October that shows the full school funding allocation including staffing and operational costs. The report assists schools to develop their own budget and allocate funding to deliver on the strategic directions in their school plan. It includes each school's allocations for the seven loadings of the 2018 RAM.
Managing your total school budget
The following short video 'Managing your total school budget' (x mins x secs) is an animation explaining how principals in NSW Public Schools are able to strategically manage their total school budget to deliver improved learning outcomes for all their students.
The journey to School Excellence
The following video 'The journey to School Excellence' (2 mins 13 secs) is an animation demonstrating the link between Local Schools, Local Decisions (LSLD), RAM and School Excellence.
Several resources have been prepared to help principals communicate these changes to their staff and school community.
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