Flexible literacy for remote primary schools

The Australian Government’s Flexible literacy for remote primary schools program supports the improvement of literacy results for children in remote primary schools with the introduction of two alphabetic teaching approaches: Direct Instruction and Explicit Direct Instruction.

  • Direct Instruction - the teacher decides the learning intentions and success criteria, makes them clear to the students, demonstrates by modelling, evaluates if they understand what they had been told by checking for understanding, and re-telling them what they had been told by tying it all together with closure.
  • Explicit Direct Instruction - the teacher focuses on explanations, demonstrations, feedback and practice until the student is proficient in the skill.

The program is managed by Good to Great Schools Australia. Up to 40 schools can participate.

The then Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, announced the program as part of the Australian Government’s Students First approach.

To see which schools are participating in the program see Schools List.

For more information see the program guidelines.