Resource teacher learning and behaviour (RTLB) support funding

Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLBs) provide learning and behaviour support to a number of schools and kura within a geographic region. We provide Learning Support Funding (LSF) to the board of the fund-holder school in each cluster.

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  • Boards
  • Administrators
  • RTLB Lead Schools
  • Principals and Tumuaki
  • RTLB

Learn how RTLB Learning Support funding and entitlements are calculated and the purposes that the funding can be used for.

Funding can be used to provide:

Educational support, for example assistance to students who need individual support.

Release time for classroom teachers to meet with the RTLB.

Professional development for departments, syndicates and schools to enhance skills in behaviour management or curriculum development.

How RTLB learning support funding is allocated and calculated

We calculate RTLB funding using the roll and decile of each school in the cluster.

Where to view RTLB funding

You can view your RTLB funding payments in the Funding Summary on the Payments tab in Pourato.

For more information see Finding information in Pourato | Applications & Online Systems ( link)

RTLB funding for Years 11–13+

RTLB Year 11–13 Funding (renamed Year 11+ Funding) is now available through Ministry regional offices. Contact your regional Ministry office for more details.  

Local Ministry offices

RTLB staffing entitlement for lead schools in a cluster

We provide clusters with an RTLB staffing entitlement for each year. This is expressed as full-time teacher equivalents (FTTEs) and is stipulated in a cluster’s Funding Agreement. An additional FTTE is provided for the employment of a cluster manager.

Leadership payments are available for the cluster to distribute to the cluster manager, practice leaders and to RTLB fulfilling positions of responsibility.

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