Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek.
Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek. Allan Reinikka

Drive to boost literacy is now well underway

THE drive to boost literacy and numeracy in state schools is now well underway with every state school in Queensland implementing a targeted education plan.

Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said funding had been delivered and the plans submitted by state schools to implement the Great Results Guarantee were now available for parents to view on state school websites.

"In the space of a school term, this government has delivered a targeted plan to lift student outcomes in all Queensland state schools," he said.

"Queensland is the only jurisdiction in Australia to deliver this funding directly to schools.

"Not one cent is being chewed up by administrative costs or bureaucracy."

Mr Langbroek said schools had tailored their Great Results Guarantee plans to individually address local literacy and numeracy requirements, with input from the local community, teachers and students.

"They are using the additional funding in diverse ways such as providing one-on-one support or small group support for students, developing individual plans for students, hiring teachers to mentor other teachers and providing staff training in literacy strategies," he said.

"These agreements for school communities to invest in student learning are a crucial move towards building improved literacy and numeracy rates among young Queenslanders."