Support for Disengaged and at Risk Students

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

While most children and young people attend school regularly and successfully attain a senior secondary qualification, a small proportion leave school early for a variety of personal, family or school-related reasons. Others facing complex problems may remain enrolled in a school but are not engaged in learning and demonstrate poor attendance or behaviour.

These children and young people need to be identified early and provided with extra support to help them to remain actively involved in their learning and achieve success.

Guidance and information is available on:

  • Identifying students at risk
    Schools can draw on a range of data such as family background, educational history and school reports to identify students that are at risk of disengagement.
  • School based strategies
    A range of prevention and intervention strategies for help schools promote and maintain student engagement in the mainstream school setting, where possible.
  • Re-engagement programs
    Information and advice for schools and their partner agencies on establishing, delivering and referring to quality re-engagement programs for children and young people who are disengaged or at risk of disengagement 
  • Out-of-home care and homelessness - guidance for Principals to help meet obligations under the partnering agreement