Intervention and Remediation
In the 2020-21 academic year the Academy had an average class size of just seven in grades 9-12. Small class sizes allow for greater teacher attention time.
The academy implements a system to regularly check attainment and progress. Students who require additional support are identified, the Academy puts in place an intervention program enabling those students to make rapid and sustained progress.
Teachers at Robert Land Academy set a variety of classwork, coursework, and homework. Students are encouraged to complete a mixture of tasks that challenge all aspects of literacy. Some of the learning takes place on MacBooks and Chromebooks, however, students will often write their assignments by hand so their teachers can assess and provide written feedback.
Each night and over the weekend the students consolidate their learning in study halls. This is the students’ time to revisit their lessons from the day and to ask their teachers questions. It is not unusual for the teachers to be online at this time to support, teachers will offer tutorials or provide one-to-one support for those in need of extra assistance.
The Academy also provides the students with access to specialized tutors who hold degrees and Ontario teaching qualifications. The tutors are based on campus and available every day to support students. The teachers and tutors stay in close communication to identify those needing targeted intervention.
Here’s what the parent of a former student had to say about our program.