The Federal Government has announced a further $60.5 million initiative with the Queensland Government aimed at boosting literacy and numeracy results in the State’s schools.


Federal School Education Minister Peter Garrett said that the Federal Government welcomed Queensland’s participation in the Improivng Literacy and Numeracy National Partnership, and encouraged other states and territories to follow suite.


“More than 120,000 students in 279 Queensland schools benefited from their participation in the original Smarter Schools Literacy and Numeracy National Partnership,” Mr Garrett said.


“This new funding will build on successful strategies undertaken through the previous National Partnership, which ran from 2008 to 2012.”


National Partnership funding can be used by schools in a number of ways, including:

  • dedicated literacy and numeracy coaches
  • professional development for teachers
  • improving literacy learning in the early years
  • tailored teaching approaches to lift literacy and numeracy achievement.