How We Do Things
At WFLC we use a ‘common ground’ approach to help guide relationships and support learning.
Common Ground is:
- A philosophy that views all community members as equal;
- A practice approach that gives people a say in decisions that will affect them;
- A radical perspective that turns traditional power dynamics upside down.
- A platform for our four principles of Respect, Safe & Legal, Participation, and Honesty
At Wollongong Flexible Learning Centre, we understand that young people often first and foremost need to learn how to be and how to be with other people. Our Four Principles of Operation – Respect, Honesty, Safe & Legal, and Participation – provide us with a framework through which we develop authentic and compassionate relationships within our school and surrounding community and we look for opportunities to use these Principles in our learning and interactions every day.
Our prime focus is to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people under our care. We take our responsibilities for child safeguarding extremely seriously and therefore we commit to ensuring that all our school has appropriate policies and practices to make it a place that is both safe and inclusive. Central to this, is student voice and agency. Our school’s child safeguarding programs are regularly updated and checked for compliance with regulatory requirements.