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1 ICAN FLO Training Workshop Innovative Community Action Networks WELCOME Bec Alessi Acknowledgement of Land

2 DECS overview Helen Wildash Executive Director, Curriculum Services Department of Education & Childrens Services

3 ICAN Welcome Innovative Community Action Networks Phillipa Duigan Director ICAN & Mentoring Curriculum Services

4 ICANs….. Innovative Community Action Networks Launched in 2004 as a key part of the SA Government Social Inclusion Board s School Retention Reference. A joined up school and community partnership approach led by local community partnership to develop innovative solutions to address local barriers to successful learning outcomes for those most at risk year olds in low social-economic areas of the State. DECS is the lead agency for ICANs, reporting quarterly to the Social Inclusion Board and the local community partnership model will be expanding across the State from the beginning of 2010.

5 Premier Inter-Ministerial Committee Learning and Work Economic Development Board Cabinet Social Inclusion Board Northern Regional ICAN Southern Regional ICAN Northern Country Regional ICAN STATE ICAN TEAM DECS Curriculum Services –Curriculum and Operational leadership links to DPC (Social Inclusion) and DFC; DFEEST; SAPOL; AGD Local ICAN Mgt Committees Western Regional ICAN Local ICAN Mgt Committees

6 A socially inclusive society is one where everyone has the opportunity and capability participate in all aspects in the community.. to LEARN to WORK to ENGAGE to have a VOICE Tony Vinsen:.Australian Social Inclusion Board 2009

7 This requires…. the RIGHT resources the RIGHT opportunities at the RIGHT time in peoples lives

8 ICAN aims at the State and local level to successfully re-engage in learning young people from Year 6 up until 19 years of age who have disengaged from school without having completed a formal qualification. to achieve this through the provision of individual case management and flexible learning programs to successfully support their transition in to accredited learning and meaningful earning pathways.

9 ICAN brings together young people, families, schools, community groups, and non government organisations businesses and different levels of government to find local solutions to locally identified issues that prevent young people from completing their education

10 The BIG issues that impact….. Poverty and unemployment Indigenous Family breakdown and abuse Rurality and isolation Health (esp. mental health and wellbeing)

11 Poverty and unemployment Low socio-economic status (SES) has a profound effect on school completion, with only 58% of low SES 19 year olds attaining year 12, compared to 84% of high SES. (Foundation for Young Australians, 2008).

12 Indigenous young people Some of the comparatively poor educational results and outcomes for Indigenous Australians are influenced by factors not shared by most other Australians. (DEST, 2006, p.3

13 Aboriginal young people are half as likely to continue to year 12, with many leaving before completing year 9 or 10 are substantially less likely to achieve the national minimum literacy and numeracy benchmarks are 5 times less likely to attend university and two thirds less likely to attend TAFE are more than 3 times as likely to be neither employed or studying.

14 Family breakdown and abuse The incidence of child abuse and neglect is higher in the most socioeconomically disadvantaged and in rural areas. Hetzel, p.63 Aboriginal people are more than six times as likely to be the subject of a substantiated notification for child abuse or neglect. SCRGSP,2009

15 Rurality and isolation In South Australia, 60% of identified disadvantaged localities are in rural areas. Vinson, 2007, p. 97 Isolation can lead to an intertwined spiral of decreasing services, including health, further education and employment, and decreasing populations. Dept of Health and Aging, 2009, Black et al, 2000)

16 Health Individuals are at greater risk of developing mental health disorders if they are or have experienced poverty, social exclusion, violence, peer rejection, isolation and lack of family support. Witney & Koller, 2007, p.3 It is estimated that 20% of young Australians struggle with mental health disorders, particularly depression. MHFA, 2005 This same proportion is reflected in early school leavers: one fifth are struggling with mental health issues. Commonwealth of Australia, 2006, p.8

17 So what????.... The more negative life events an adolescent has, the more likely they are to engage in problem behaviours and the less likely they are to engage in a wide range of positive activities M. Fuller, 2005 homelessness pregnancy and teenage motherhood juvenile justice substance misuse

18 What we hear from our disengaged young people adapted from: Munns, G., 2004 VoicesSuggest 'Why are we doing this?' lack of relevance I cant do thislack of ability Im just a kid from... lack of connection to place Teacher tells uslack of voice Im not doing thatlack of control adapted from: Munns, G., 2004

19 Community costs of Early Leavers lower employment rates increased welfare payments lower productivity lower tax revenue for Australia Business Council of Australia (2003) Early school leaving and lower levels of education cost Australia an estimated $2.6 billion a year in higher social welfare, health and crime prevention. Education Foundation Australia (2007)

20 Education provides us with the key to break this cycle Education is.. Arguably the most important determinant of a persons life chances. SACOSS, 2007 The ICAN approach is to find ways of doing whatever it takes to support and reconnect our young people so that their future prospects are improved

21 It takes a whole village …. ICAN promotes a shared responsibility for a range of social inclusion factors Disengagement is merely one symptom of other issues By sharing the responsibility across the whole of community, the issues are addressed collectively rather than fragmented across silo approaches by multiple services

22 The ICAN village

23 Innovative solutions Schools alone Partnerships

24 Innovative Solutions Fix young person to fit system Students participate in personalised learning through authentic relationships

25 Innovative Solutions One size fits ALL One size fits ONE

26 Flexible Learning Options Funding to meet needs of young person Funding to schools

27 VoicesSuggest We can see the connection and the meaning' Sense of relevance I am capable Sense of ability and self- esteem Its great to be a kid from... Sense of value and belonging We share Sense of voicebeing heard We do this together Sense of control and co-construction Listen to me: being heard, being valued What we hear from our re-engaged voices adapted from: Munns, G., 2004

28 ICAN outcomes Over 8,500 young people have participated in ICAN initiatives over the past five years. Currently 1600 FLO enrolments in 39 schools An average nearly 70% success rate in re- engaging young people with learning and earning pathways with an additional 7% actively seeking work Demonstrated reduction in juvenile justice issues in ICAN areas (39%)

29 Keys to Success: 1.A strong whole of government commitment, through Monsignor David Cappo and the Social Inclusion Board 2.Governance – cross agency reporting regimes through the Inter Ministerial Committee 3.Local ICAN Management Committee and Program Manager to facilitate community development and broker value add from key stakeholders 4.Flexible enrolment funding to support brokerage of engagement and learning programs beyond the classroom

30 The ICAN Approach Innovative Community Action Networks Jodie Gregg Smith Northern Country Regional ICAN Manager

31 Who are the players in ICAN ?

32 Social Imperative Early school leaving and lower levels of education cost Australia an estimated $2.6 billion a year in higher social welfare, health and crime prevention. Education Foundation Australia (2007)

33 Personal costs for Early Leavers: lower wages and greater financial insecurity. poorer mental and physical health. higher likelihood of child abuse and neglect when they become parents. higher instances of homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, and criminal activity. up to nine times higher mortality rates than the general population. Education Foundation Australia (2007 )

34 Economic Imperative We simply cannot afford to have even a small proportion of young people being left out of the opportunity to work, study, continually re-skill and contribute to our economy. unpublished report prepared for COAG, page 7. MCEETYA December 2006), Transition Pathways from School to Work or Further Study,

35 ICAN Essentials Innovative Community Action Networks Phillipa Duigan Director ICAN & Mentoring Michael Adams FLO Student

36 Vocational trades pathways (eg School based apprenticeships) Vocational education pathways (eg SACE including VET options) Higher education pathways (eg leading to Further Education & University options) Extreme Risk High Risk Low Risk FULLY ENGAGED AND/OR PART TIME SCHOOLING FULLY ENGAGED SCHOOLING POSSIBLE PART TIME EMPLOYMENT STUDENT RISK PROFILE FULLY ENGAGED MAINSTREAM SCHOOL STUDENT POPULATION PROFILE 25 % 30% At risk of disengaging 8% Disengaged 4% 3% STUDENTS ON THE CUSP OF DISENGAGEMENT SIGNIFICANT ISSUES OF DISENGAGEMENT SEVERELY DISENGAGED Aboriginal Student Mentoring Student Mentoring & Youth Development ICAN Flexible Learning Options (FLO) DECS INITIATIVES

37 ICAN Essentials Innovative Community Action Networks Jason Haskett Southern Regional ICAN Manager Emanuela Simos Northern Regional ICAN Manager

38 THE ICAN ESSENTIALS Student Profiles FLO levels 1-4 FLO 1: Student has inconsistent attendance, signs of disengaging FLO 2: Student has occasional attendance, some personal challenges leading to disengagement FLO 3: Student rarely attends school and has some social/personal barriers to engagement in learning/life. FLO 4: Student has not attended school at all and has many social, emotional, learning and living barriers


40 THE ICAN ESSENTIALS The Engagement Matrix What is the Engagement Matrix? How do we use the Engagement Matrix? An example: The Northern Metro ICANs use of the Engagement matrix

41 THE ICAN ESSENTIALS The Engagement Matrix

42 THE ICAN ESSENTIALS Models of Case Management In context: FLO Levels & the Engagement Matrix ICAN CASE MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK Case Management Outcomes

43 THE ICAN ESSENTIALS FLO Primary School Model Young Person Family School PARTNERSHIPS

44 THE ICAN ESSENTIALS FLO Primary School Trials Current Models being developed across the state Steering groups to help refine the models, criteria and guidelines Support through ICAN Case Management Funds

45 THE ICAN ESSENTIALS Partnerships Partnerships are joint working relationship where: Independent parties link Cooperation around common goals Involve movement of all parties (creating something new) Collaboration on planning, development, implementation and evaluation Share information, resources, risks and rewards (Adapted from UK Audit Commission)

46 THE ICAN ESSENTIALS Building Blocks for Effective Partnerships Recognition Respect Review Resilience Responsibility Rewards Resolve Relevance Reference (Corporate Citizenship research Unit, Deakin University)


48 The ICAN Literacy & Numeracy Innovative Community Action Networks Libby Andrew ICAN Curriculum Manager Diagnostic assessment for all FLO students

49 COMPASS The Compass project delivers online assessment in literacy and numeracy for ICAN students The assessment items are designed to maximise student engagement The tasks are year level appropriate The stimuli are age appropriate

50 COMPASS Lower primary mathematics

51 COMPASS Lower primary literacy

52 COMPASS Early secondary mathematics

53 COMPASS Early secondary literacy

54 COMPASS Early secondary literacy (cont.)


56 FLO an introduction Innovative Community Action Networks Phillipa Duigan Director ICAN & Mentoring FLO 2009 Guidelines

57 FLO how it works… Innovative Community Action Networks Liz Browne North West ICAN Program Manager Rani Baslis ICAN FLO Coordinator

58 FLO Process At time of enrolment or re-enrolment, a FLO student (both new and continuing) is identified using the ICAN Engagement Matrix Background information obtained Ensure the student is not enrolled in any other state school and has not been included in that schools Tier 1 staffing census. Student is not eligible if this is the case, but could be considered for the following school year. A Principal to Principal Transfer can be considered, if required. Discussion between School FLO Coordinator and person referring student to FLO, if required. Consultion with Student Services and Special Education staff prior to continuing referral process, if applicable. Consent from caregiver/ parent/ independent student must be obtained before proceeding – this may be done in writing or via verbal consent. School FLO Coordinator reaches a decision about eligibility Ensure that external Case Management services are available. ELIGIBLE ICAN FLO Application (Referral) Form is forwarded to Regional ICAN Program Manager AND School FLO Coordinator / SSO enrols student as FLO on EDSAS before census (NB: FLO students are classified as 1.0 FTEs) NOT ELIGIBLE School maintains the mainstream enrolment and includes the student on the Tier 1 census

59 FLO REFERRALS AFTER TERM 1 CENSUS FLO students can be referred at any time, provided the enrolment and referral requirements are met. Ensure the student is not enrolled in any other state school and has not been included in that schools Tier 1 staffing census. After the Term 1 census, case management can not be guaranteed until the following Term. FLO funding will be pro-rata from the Term following referral.

60 FLO Coordinator The FLO Coordinator is the key contact in the school. They provide leadership and management for FLO processes, procedures and students learning.

61 FLO Enrolment & Referral 2010 ICAN FLO Secondary Referral Part A – Pre-referral assessment process Part B – Referral Options Part C – FLO Enrolment

62 EDSAS & Funding EDSAS Coding Tips FLO Funding & Tier 2 Funding

63 FLO Reporting

64 2010 Action Plan New Schools Current Schools New & Current Community Partners Term



67 The ICAN FLO panel Director ICAN & Mentoring Regional ICAN Managers ICAN Program Manager DECS Data Management FLO School Coordinator FLO School Students

68 ICAN Flexible Learning Ann Thomas ICAN Curriculum

69 Why Flexible Learning? Reducing barriers to access Education for a wider range Using technologies for greater success Learners have more control ICAN…

70 Continuing the process Flexible learning through new SACE December 3 workshop Flexible Learning Curriculum Committee established Working with new technologies eg XO laptop

71 ICAN Flexible Learning Louise Johnson ICAN Curriculum

72 FLP FLP headings include: Your skills You and success More about success How do you learn? Your support team Working through problems My plan You and work Live your dreams Planning your future What sort of life do I want? How will I live? What education and training do I need? Your timetable Reviewing your Plan Leaving school checklist Integrated Learning Unit – SACE Stage 1 - expires Dec 2009 OLD Flexible Learning Plan

73 CommunicationLearning How do you learn? What education and training do I need? My plan. Reviewing your Plan. Personal Development Citizenship Work Your skills. How do you learn? Your support team. You and work. What education and training do I need? Your skills. You and success. Your support team. Working through problems. Planning your future. Your skills Live your dreams Planning your future What sort of life do I want? How will I live? ICAN Personal Learning Plan - PLP

74 Personal Development PLP Citizenship Learning Work Integrated Learning Units – new SACE Stage 1 10 credits each NEW ICAN Flexible Learning Plan

75 NEW Commonwealth Partners Dave Brown DEEWR, South Australia Youth Connections

76 Youth Connections Service model Services to Individual Young People Type One: Most at Risk of Disengaging Type Two: Disengaging / Severely Disengaged Assistance will be provided to a continuum of at risk young people Young people at school risk of disengaging Disengaging / Recently disengaged young people Severely disengaged young people Other Services Type 3: Re- engagement and Outreach Activities Type 4: Strengthening Regional Services

77 Youth Connections in SA Service model Eligible young people and SA Priority Groups Types of Services Different services in ICAN and non-ICAN regions oenhance existing State services in ICAN regions ofocus on severely disengaged young people in ICAN regions

78 Youth Connections in SA Service model cont. Regional Advisory Bodies Community Assessment and Referral Teams co-location with Partnership Broker (optional) Juvenile Justice Program $300,000 program (per annum) linked to Youth Connections

79 SCAEP LOCAL solutions

80 Tanya Wilson Christies Beach High School

81 LOCAL solutions Bruce Mules John Pirie Secondary School FLIPCENTRE Bec Alessi Jodie Gregg-Smith

82 Flipcentre John Pirie Secondary School

83 Flipcentre Aims Engage young people with learning. Provide for alternative mode of curriculum delivery. Support specific learning needs. Case manage learning plans through mentoring. Offer targeted programmes for identified groups. Develop strategies for working in a diverse classroom. Support professional research (eg. Uni,Tfel ). Provide access to counselling.

84 Flipcentre Students There is no typical Flipcentre student. Absence of stigma.

85 Referral to Flipcentre 1. Learning Difficulties Numeracy and literacy. Prolonged disengagement with learning. Behaviour issues. Specific curriculum areas.

86 Referral to Flipcentre 2. Alternative Curriculum Delivery Open access college. Extension studies. SHIP students (excel r8). Targeted programmes. Traineeships/ TAFE

87 Referral to Flipcentre 3. Social Issues Non attendees/ truants Young offenders Homeless/ independent students Mental health issues

88 Flipcentre management A suitable physical environment. Learning plans. Weekly planners.

89 Supportive Data Reduced referrals to restart room. Improved attainment data. Improved attendance. Anecdotal.

90 What have we learnt in 3 years ? We can make a difference. Importance of staffing. Need to communicate with all staff. Community benefits. Importance of funding.

91 FLO & Bec

92 LOCAL solutions Dennis Mason FLO Coordinator Seaton High SchoolDennis Mason FLO Coordinator Seaton High School

93 Closing remarks Phillipa Duigan Director ICAN & Mentoring NETWORKING SESSION

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