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 - requires individual learning plans and students are grouped according to ability rather than age. They progress when they reach each level of competence and the structured lessons can be used by all teachers.
  • 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.

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

For more information see the program guidelines.

The Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Dan Tehan, has released the Evaluation of the Flexible Literacy for Remote Primary Schools Program: 2015, 2016 and 2017 School Years, prepared by the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Program Evaluation. 

The Evaluation of the Flexible Literacy for Remote Primary Schools Program Main Report: 2015 and 2016 was released in 2017.