FLO 70% of FLO students achieve positive learning or earning outcomes Flexible Learning Option enrolment a guide for FLO Coordinators ICAN | Innovative Community Action Networks Who is eligible? DECD students in Year 6 to aged 20 Counted at Week 2 Enrolment Survey NO - FLO students are required to be entered into EDSAS as ‘active’ with 1.0 FTE in EDSAS at this time, but are NOT to be included in the calculation of the student centred funding model (SCFM) bases in 2015. Students counted in the Week 2 Enrolment Survey cannot be FLO enrolled at any point in the same school year, unless they transfer from a non-DECD school or interstate. FLO enrolments count towards retention statistics. Base resource allocations Prior to finalising FLO enrolments in Term 1, smaller schools on the ‘upslope’ of the SCFM base allocations should consult with Site Financial Resources for accurate advice 1300 671 157. EDSAS recording Personal Part 2 Student List S Flexible Option Programs Accuracy of EDSAS data is critical for correct reporting in DECD data collections and allocation of resources What is FLO? FLO is a student enrolment strategy aimed to assist schools and the wider community in supporting successful engagement and retention of young people in Year 6 to the age of 20 identified at risk of disengaging from a mainstream school based learning program. FLO is available to DECD schools in all areas of the State (excluding the APY Lands) and involves: • the undertaking of appropriate learning programs (SACSA based, VET, SACE), • having a school managed Flexible Learning and Transition Portfolio (FLTP) in place, and • the provision of individual case management to help address wellbeing issues, as well as plan and broker learning options *to learn more about ICAN and local school and community partnerships, please visit our website or contact your local ICAN Program Manager. See ICAN guidelines for full referral and eligibility criteria See Fact Sheet FS60-187 Enrolling FLO students in EDSAS or Data Management Fact Sheet – FLO Enrolments Funding information Per capita funding paid termly via school RES Year 3-7 $5,107 Year 8-10 $8,230 Year 11+ $8,487 Schools may retain a maximum of 15% of FLO funding at their site to support reporting and administrative requirements. Additional targeted funding (Tier 2) Students may also receive a range of equity allocations as part of the Tier 2 allocation. Schools allocate additional resources to which students are entitled to meet the needs of the student. Documents required • FLO EDSAS Referral printed and issued to case management and/or program service provider • 2015 ICAN Consent form – school retains on file. See Fact Sheet FS60-101 FLO Referral forms and List Report FLO Census Dates Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Week 4 | Friday 20 February 2015 Week 2 | Friday 8 May 2015 Week 3 | Friday 7 August 2015 (National Census Collection) Week 2 | Friday 23 October 2015 Refer to FLO Term Census Information booklet that will be emailed to your school site each term DECD Panel of Preferred Providers Please refer to your local ICAN Program Manager for assistance with brokerage and quality assurance for case management and/or learning program services. FLO For further assistance 8226 0471 or for School & Community Partnership Support An ICAN Partnerships for Learning Coordinator is based in each of the following of the Education Offices to support school and community partnerships BERRI 8595 2323 ELIZABETH 8256 8111 FELIXSTOW 8366 8800 FLINDERS PARK 8416 7333 GAWLER 8522 0900 CLARE 8821 2555 MOUNT BARKER 8391 4705 MOUNT GAMBIER 8724 5300 MURRAY BRIDGE 8532 0700 NOARLUNGA 8207 3700 PORT LINCOLN 8682 0700 PORT PIRIE 8632 0600 WHYALLA 8645 6568 2015 FLO Coordinators Term Checklist This factsheet has been designed to provide a ready reference for schools and should be used in conjunction with the 2013-2015 ICAN guidelines FORMS REQUIRED FOR ALL FLO STUDENTS KEPT ON FILE AT SCHOOL • 2015 ICAN Consent Form • Talent Release Form • Additional specific parent consents should be obtained for transporting of students in case manager’s vehicles and case management services delivered in a non-public setting i.e. in a student’s home EDSAS DATA ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ENTERING A FLO STUDENT • Person Part 1 - Student ‘Active’ with 1.0 FTE • Personal Part 2 – Create a new FLO record and ensure that all fields are updated for each FLO term census • Print FLO Referral Form from the mail merge report in EDSAS and send individual referral forms to your relevant service providers • Regular attendance data is entered for both school and community based programs CONTINUING FLO STUDENTS • ALL TERMS – follow the instructions on the FLO Census information provided to schools each term to ensure that EDSAS is current and updated for each FLO term census date • TERM 1 ONLY – ensure that any continuing FLO students from the previous year have their end date extended on their FLO record in Personal Part 2 to 11 December 2015 EXITING FLO STUDENTS • If a students does not engage with FLO within 1-2 terms the student should exit from FLO –Personal Part 2 FLO record updated with the students relevant FLO exit date SERVICE PROVIDERS – DECD PANEL OF PREFERRED PROVIDERS • Schools MUST have a service agreement in place prior to commencement of service • School are to remind service provider to keep records of interactions with students and schools on their case files • Service providers to provide regular communications to FLO coordinators - fortnightly • TERM 4 ONLY – school review service provider quotes and engages providers for case management/programs or confirms continuation of any agreements and assesses potential requirements for school holiday periods and 2015 enrolment numbers. STUDENT LEARNING & TIMETABLE COMMENCEMENT AND REVIEW • Flexible Learning and Transition Portfolio (FLTP) includes all learning aligned with SACE, Australian Curriculum or VET and engagement programs to be mapped to a relevant accreditation framework • Timetable indicates school and/or community based programs • FLO students included in all relevant state and national required testing • TERM 4 ONLY – school accredits and records all learning achievements on DATEX to comply with SACE and SSABSA processes. REPORTING TO ICAN • School to collate ICAN Quarterly Report for School & Case Managers using spreadsheet from service providers – consolidate at the end of the term for all student at the school site and send to ICAN central office – due Week 2 in the following term. • School provides end of term report to parents/caregivers as per standard school reporting schedules – include information from community learning providers and case managers • TERM 1 ONLY – School completes the FLO Accredited Learning data spreadsheet for students enrolled as FLO in the previous year and provides to ICAN central office. MEETINGS AND ICAN COMMUNICATIONS • Attendance at regular scheduled FLO Coordinators meetings as distributed and scheduled by your local ICAN Program Manager. • TERM 1-4 – regular referral meetings with local ICAN Program Manager for FLO in subsequent terms or school year where appropriate.
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