The Queensland Government is providing up to $54 million over four years for more than 600 Queensland state school Prep classes to have the equivalent of a full-time teacher aide in their classroom during school hours.
Since its inception, the funding commitment has aimed at supporting the learning requirements of the state's most disadvantaged and at-risk young learners.
Teacher aides play an important role in Prep classrooms, providing much-needed attention and support to help children develop the basic skills they need for learning and interacting with others at school.
The Queensland Government is committed to providing state school children with the highest quality teaching and learning in their early years, throughout their education and training and into the work force.
2013 was the first year of the major four-year education initiative and more than 100 schools, involving more than 150 classes benefited from an additional 2,250 teacher aide hours per week.
In the 2014 school year there were 2,250 more teacher aide hours every week for more than 380 Prep classes in an additional 69 state schools.
In 2015, a further 2,250 additional teacher aide hours a week were provided to 470 more preparatory classes in 127 state schools.
And in 2016, the final year, another 2,250 teacher aide hours a week were provided to 577 more preparatory classes in 287 selected schools.
'Boosting Prep for Our Children's Future teacher-aide hours to all schools are calculated annually on the basis of an enrolment collection undertaken at the beginning of each school year.
View the full list of Queensland state schools receiving additional teacher aide hours under the 'Boosting Prep for Our Children's Future' initiative.
This page was last reviewed on 16 May 2016 at 07:56AM