New Arrivals Program support

The New Arrivals Program provides staffing allocations to primary and rural and regional secondary schools to organise and deliver targeted English language instruction to eligible newly arrived EAL/D students.

The New Arrivals Program provides additional teaching support to schools enrolling eligible newly arrived EAL/D students. This additional teaching support is provided for up to four school terms. Funding is based on a sliding scale according to the numbers of eligible students enrolled, generally up to a maximum allocation of 1.0 FTE.

Schools enrolling students from a refugee background may attract a bilingual support allocation, filled by a School Learning Support Officer (Bilingual). This bilingual support allocation is provided to newly arrived EAL/D students from a refugee background in their first four terms of enrolment. Bilingual SLSO refugee support allocations commence at a minimum of four students and increase according to the numbers of eligible newly arrived EAL/D students from a refugee background enrolled, up to a maximum allocation of 1.0 FTE.

Where there are significant numbers of eligible newly arrived EAL/D students enrolling in rural and regional secondary schools, a short term Intensive English class teacher and bilingual SLSO staffing allocation will be provided. This targeted staffing allocation recognises the greater level of need of newly arrived secondary aged EAL/D students as the academic demands of English increase in high school. For more information, contact eslnap@det.nsw.edu.au

The EAL/D education advisor - rural and regional supports schools enrolling eligible newly arrived students and schools with EAL/D programs. Contact EALD.education@det.nsw.edu.au

The Henry Parkes Equity Resource Centre provides New Arrivals Program resource kits for schools. The kit contains specialised resources to support the organisation and delivery of a New Arrivals program in schools. The resources can support the assessing, planning and teaching and learning of newly arrived EAL/D students. Resources include ESL Scales, curriculum frameworks, teacher professional learning materials and student learning materials. These resources should be used to supplement existing school curriculum support resources.

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