It is acknowledged that for a number of children and young people, a highly flexible and individualised learning environment, coupled with more intensive wellbeing support and evidence based interventions, can increase engagement and learning outcomes.
Flexible Learning Options (FLOs) play an important role in complementing the work of schools to ensure that the system supports all students, and provides them with access to a high quality education. The FLO program at CSC is offered as part of a continuum of support where a targeted, intensive intervention is required to respond to behavioural, therapeutic and learning needs of a young person in year 9 or 10. There is a strong focus on supporting a student’s pathway back into mainstream school, further education, training or employement.
All FLO students have an Individual Learning Plan to guide their learning across the following subject areas: Literacy, numeracy, cooking, health, community studies, structured workplace learning and individual projects.
FLO students have weekly group sessions with a guidance counsellor and the school nurse. A small class size ensures students are well supported by teaching and support staff.