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 (FLO) plays 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 behavioral, therapeutic and learning needs of young people from Years 9 to 12. There is a strong focus on supporting a student’s pathway back into mainstream school, further education, training or employment through the implementation of an strengths and interests based learning approach. FLO offers two classes; Middle FLO for Years 9 and 10 and Senior FLO for Year 11 and 12 students.
All FLO students have an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to guide their learning across the following subject areas: Literacy, Numeracy, Health and Personal Development, community and individual project studies, Work Related Skills and Applied Learning. Students are engaged in a variety of tasks based on the goals they have set in their ILP with a focus on developing their skills through their own strengths and interests.
FLO students have weekly group sessions with an onsite guidance counsellor and the school nurse. Small class sizes ensures students are well supported by teaching and support staff. Each student completes a ready to learn plan from the Berry Street Education Model as part of their wellbeing plan, to ensure that each and every student is well catered for in all areas of their development.