Flexible Learning is a strategy used to provide options for students at risk, who require individualised programs to ensure every success in their learning. Students have access to flexible spaces, which offer a number of classes with specialised teacher and SSO support.
When all student intervention strategies in the school have been exhausted, it is possible for a student to be FLO enrolled and assigned a case manager. Flexible Learning Options (FLO) is an enrolment strategy available in most Department for Education schools. It allows for a flexible approach to supporting young people most at risk of disengaging from school.
A FLO enrolment supports the delivery of:
- Individualised learning pathways based on the students own educational and employment goals
- The support of a case manager for the entirety of the FLO enrolment
- Access to community based learning centres where available and applicable
- Support for employment of specific learning achievements.
A FLO student enrolment, managed by the school in partnership with community services, has been shown to successfully lead to meaningful learning and employment pathway.
- Provided with a meaningful, accredited learning and planned pathway to further education, training and employment
- Encouraged to develop a relationship with the school
- Engaged in learning
- Given access to those community services that are most needed to successfully address a learning barrier through their Flexible Learning and Transition Portfolio (FLTP).