In 2013, the Central Ranges LLEN been conducting a number of evaluations across the region assessing the effectiveness, challenges and outcomes for a number of Flexible Learning Option programs. The Central Ranges LLEN intends to combine the results of these evaluations to provide recommendations on the key to successes and ensuring sustainability of these options is achieved.
Young people are at risk of disengaging from school when their life circumstances, learning experiences and/or behaviours impede learning, reduce school success and discourage participation. Schools and community organisations across Macedon Ranges, Mitchell and Murrindindi shires are working to implement strategies to address the increasing numbers of students who are in this category. Flexible Learning Options (FLO) are programs in school and community settings that support those young people to re-engage in school. There are a number of models that can be used to implement a program including those that are provided within schools, those that run as alternative education programs or programs that are provided by other organisations, such as Community VCAL.
The Central Ranges LLEN is working in partnership with local schools and training providers to provide evaluations on the following programs:
- Kyneton Community & Learning Centre – Vocational Preparation program
- Gisborne Secondary College – Connect program
- Seymour College – pre-CAL program
- Broadford Secondary College – pre-CAL program
- Euroa Community Education Centre & Broadford Secondary College – CGEA program
- Kyneton Secondary College & Cobaw Community Health – Satellite VCAL program
For more information go to our Flexible Learning Options page.