Students in regional areas are benefitting from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $337 million tuition program.
NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen said the program was helping teachers and principals support student learning after the pandemic.
“The feedback from schools is that they are ecstatic to have this extra support,” Mr Johnsen said.
“It is great to hear plenty of extra educators are helping out to ensure students benefit from the program as soon as possible.”
More than 3960 educators were already in place at 1755 schools. The vast majority are retired or casual teachers, supplemented by university educator students and university tutors.
This additional support is tailored by the school, using both the data from last year’s Check-in Assessments and the knowledge of classroom teachers.
“Having tailored models of support allows schools to be flexible so students can catch up in any areas where they’ve been struggling,” Mr Johnsen said.
Rural and remote school leaders will also have access to expert additional educators to develop tailored support models to implement the program successfully.