Flexible Learning Options
Flexible Learning Options
The FLO student enrolment strategy aims to assist schools and the wider community in supporting successful engagement and retention of young people aged 13-21, identified as disengaged from a mainstream secondary school based learning program.
A FLO enrolment involves:
· flexible resources to the school of enrolment
· appropriate school and/or community based flexible learning programs
· a school managed Flexible Learning and Transition Portfolio, and
· provision of individual professional case management for 52 weeks of the year
FLO case management supports FLO students and families to address barriers to engagement and to assist young people to re-engage with learning and successfully return to school, or move to further education, training or employment. Students enrolled in FLO remain the responsibility of the school at which they are enrolled. However, their learning program may take place in a variety of school and community settings. FLO case managers work with students to identify individualised learning pathways which reflect the student’s skills, interest and aspirations. Learning pathways may include fulltime/part-time school, vocational courses through TAFE SA or registered training organisations (RTO’s), access to learning through Flexible Learning Centres or community-based program providers, volunteering and structured work placement. The long term goal for all FLO students is to achieve their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) or equivalent and make a successful transition to further education and or employment.
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Contact the Flexible Learning Options Team
General FLO Enquiries: Education.FlexibleLearning@sa.gov.au
Third Party Provider Enquiries: Education.FLO.APP@sa.gov.au
State Manager, FLO: Kathleen Hoare | Ph 8226 1144 | M 0457 858 789 | E Kathleen.Hoare@sa.gov.au
Project Officer: Sue Holliday | Ph 8226 3055 | E Suzanne.Holliday@sa.gov.au
Coordinator, Contracts & Compliance: Julia Walman | Ph 8226 9853 | E Julia.Walman2@sa.gov.au
FLO AREA MANAGERS:
Port Lincoln-Ceduna Kathleen Hoare 0457 858 789 email@example.com Eastern-Western-Yorke-Mid North-Whyalla Sonya Daws 0457 824 775 firstname.lastname@example.org Outer Southern-Limestone Coast-Murraylands-Adelaide Hills Jennifer Stupple 0408 152 886 email@example.com Northern-Barossa-Riverland Angela Higgs 0428 737 464 firstname.lastname@example.org Inner Southern Thea Morgan 0447 006 728 email@example.com Anangu Lands Michelle Hoile 0427 479 352 firstname.lastname@example.org
FLO Forms and Templates
FLO Policy and Procedure
FLO Curriculum Resources
FLO Events & Training
Approved Panel of Providers resources
Critical Incident Reporting Instructions
What is a critical incident?
The following is the Department for Education definition of a critical incident:
"A critical incident is any significant unusual or threatening event that may cause disruption to a site or service, which could be contentious, create significant danger or risk or attract media attention. The incident may cause a person (including children/young people, parents/caregivers) to experience unusually strong emotional reactions, to feel unsafe, vulnerable or under stress all of which has the potential to interfere with their ability to function either at the scene or later."
This includes, but is not limited to:
- a major disruption to the site's routine
- intervention or action by police or other emergency services
- disaster e.g. fire or flood
- drug/alcohol incidents
- death or serious injury
- serious neglect of duty of care
- allegation of child sex related crime
- serious criminal charges
- data information breach
Responding to a critical incident
- All critical incidents must be responded to immediately and where appropriate, relevant emergency services (Ambulance, SAPOL, CFS/MFS, SafeWork SA) notified as the first step.
- As a matter of urgency, notify either in person or via telephone call, the following key parties:
a) School principal(s) of the student(s) involved;
b) Parents or authorised officers of the student(s) involved; and
c) FLO State Manager:
Phone: (08) 8226 1144
- Complete and submit the department's mandatory Critical Incident Report. The Critical Incident Report template must be obtained from provider management staff or the school of enrolment. Submission of the departments Critical Incident Report is MANDATORY and in addition to a providers own internal incident management policy, procedure and/or statutory reporting requirements.
Completing the Critical Incident Report
The report must be completed by senior provider personnel and forwarded, along with any other relevant documentation as soon as practical and within 24 hours of the incident to both:
a) the relevant school principal(s) of the student(s) involved; and
b) the FLO State Manager (via email).
Note: It is not necessary to contact or email the report to the departments Incident Report Management Unit – this is the responsibility of the school via the Incident Management Reporting System (IRMS).