Priority Schools Programs support government schools serving the highest densities of low socio-economic status families in New South Wales and comprise the Priority Schools Funding Program and the Priority Action Schools Program.
Priority Schools Programs resources include:
direct grants to schools
staffing supplementation to improve the ratio of staff to students
consultancy support through targeted regional consultants and partnership officers.
Resources should be used in conjunction with other resources available in the school to support whole school improvement with an additional expectation that schools will:
improve student literacy and numeracy outcomes
strengthen partnerships with the community
implement innovative approaches to staffing
develop professional knowledge
build a culture of learning and continuous improvement
Department of Education and Training, State of NSW 2008