The Richard Wernham & Julia West Centre for Learning is an innovative and unique learning-support resource for our boys.
Kathryn Barnes, Director of The Richard Wernham & Julia West Centre for Learning, talks about helping students to manage stress.
The College has a tiered approach to recognizing when a student shows signs of a learning challenge.
A UCC faculty member refers the student to the Centre for Learning. One of the Centre's co-ordinators will then consult with the student, teacher, the student’s adviser and other support services staff members to understand the boy’s learning profile and areas of need.
After information gathering, the Centre for Learning co-ordinator may suggest additional classroom strategies to support the student as well as programs and services available through the Centre for Learning. The co-ordinator may also create a written support plan.
The Centre for Learning monitors student progress through consultation with the teacher, adviser and parent(s)/guardian(s) and next steps, if any, are determined.
In some cases, the Centre for Learning may suggest that a student pursue an external assessment to further understand a learning profile.
Upon receiving an assessment, the Centre for Learning may create in consultation with the student as well as the teacher, advisor and parent a one-page report. The report outlines the boy’s areas of strengths; areas of need; testing accommodations; instructional, environmental and assessment strategies; goals; and subject specific strategies.