School funding for Programmes for Students (PfS): ALL, ALiM and MST

Funding for Accelerating Learning in Literacy (ALL) and Accelerating Learning in Mathematics (ALiM), and Mathematics Support Teacher.

Accelerating Learning in Literacy (ALL) and Accelerating Learning in Mathematics (ALiM)

For 2020 the Ministry will fund $4,000 (GST excl) per place through the school’s operations grant as a contribution towards participation in the programme.

The Ministry is contributing to teacher participation in the programme for 2020. We expect that schools will also contribute to their teachers’ programme. Ministry funding will support:

  • teacher release to support teacher participation in programme
  • student monitoring meetings
  • preparation for intervention e.g. parent meetings
  • coaching
  • data collection/assessment/observation
  • reporting

Funding for ALL and ALiM is paid through your operations grant in April or July.

Mathematics Support Teacher (MST)—

The resource package for these programmes includes*:

  • Funding, which is based on a teacher’s base salary and the school roll. Schools also fund a proportion, based on the decile of the school.
    • As the school roll increases so does the size of the MST role, from 0.2 FTTE for a school with a roll up to 130 students, to 1.0 FTTEE for schools with 599 students or more. So depending on the size of the school, the amount funded for a MST increases from 20% of the relevant teacher’s base salary to 100% of their base salary.

School roll  (Years 1 – 8 )

MST role (FTTE)

Percent of teacher’s base salary that is funded

0 – 130

0.2

20%

131 – 184

0.3

30%

185 – 234

0.4

40%

235 – 415

0.5

50%

416 – 494

0.6

60%

495 – 598

0.75

75%

599 +

1

100%

  • Given this amount of funding, we expect schools to contribute a proportion of the funding. This proportion increases with decile, from 20% for Deciles 1-4 schools to 60% for Decile 9-10 schools.

 Decile

Ministry funds

Schools funds

Decile 1-4

80%

20%

Decile 5-8

60%

40%

Decile 9-10

40%

60%

  • Mentor support
  • Ministry funded workshops.

*In addition MSTs can apply for $1,000 towards postgraduate paper under the Tertiary fees funding support (TFFS) scheme.

Tertiary fees funding support (TFFS) scheme — Literacy Online website(external link)

Funding for MST resource packages is paid through your operations grant in April and July.

Checking you've received your funding

You will know you've received your funding by checking on the operations grant instalment notice financial summary and operations grant remittance advice. Refer to the following example to see how the funds will be recorded.

Operations Grant instalment example and remittance advice example [DOCX, 17 KB]

Using the funding

You should use the funding to support ALL, ALiM and MST.

You should not use the funding for buying digital technology, resource books or materials and/or Professional Learning and Development (PLD).

Withdrawing from any of the programmes

ALL or ALiM

If you've received funding in the operations grant but have withdrawn from the programme we'll reclaim any funding in the next operations grant.

MST

If you've received funding in the operations grant but have withdrawn from the programme we'll reclaim any funding in the next operations grant. We'll fund the MST in proportion until the date the MST teacher stops being involved in the MST inquiry.

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