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Student Learning Support

In keeping with the guiding principles of Pickering College our student learning support model ensures that learning is a priority for each student and that each student is provided with the opportunity to achieve his or her full potential. All students receive ongoing support for learning. Through observations, testing, class discussions, and the students’ own expressions of need, teachers differentiate instructional and assessment practices. This differentiation enables teachers to support students who are having difficulty with some areas of learning as well as other students who need further enrichment in their learning. Identified students may need frequent or continual support both in and beyond the classroom for the ways in which they learn and/or demonstrate their learning. To assist students the school provides a variety of learning support within and outside of the classroom.

We work collaboratively and supportively with students, parents, teachers, advisors, guidance counsellors, nurses, administrators and outside specialists to implement appropriate strategies and tools required to facilitate each student’s learning. We have two learning specialist teachers, one in the Junior School and one in the Senior School, who offer a differentiated support model both in and out of the classroom.

Whether formally identified as a gifted student, or a student with a specific learning need or one who requires assistance with organization, time management, or test taking strategies, our learning specialist teachers are committed to helping students understand how they learn best and apply specific strategies and tools to realize their full potential.

Our learning specialist teachers are welcoming and supportive, providing our students, parents and teachers with information, resources and strategies to support student learning and success.

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