Supporting young people’s re-engagement in education for positive life futures
EREA currently operates 22 flexible learning centres, each a registered school, around Australia. They provide a place and an opportunity to re-engage with learning and community. Flexible learning centres operate on a common ground basis where young people are empowered to determine their own pathways.
The young people who attend our schools have typically experienced one or more significant and complex educational, social, developmental, psychological, health, legal or familial situations which demand unique responses. Such interventions are embedded within an educational framework but also typically involve medical, multidisciplinary, legal and/or social support personnel network systems.
A fundamental component of flexible learning is an emphasis on relationship development. Complementing this process is the provision of a values and relationship education program, which draws on the common ground principles and relates to the life experiences of young people.