Intervention

The intervention area has skilled and specialist trained staff who are able to offer various tailored programmes to either individuals or groups depending on their pastoral and educational needs. We support learning in the classroom by providing additional one-to-one or group work, and run specialised literacy, numeracy and behavioural interventions for students who need support to achieve their full educational potential, whatever that potential may be. We work with a wide range of students, from those needing pastoral support to Gifted and Talented students. We also provide support the learning across the curriculum with Learning Support Workers working with targeted students in all subject areas.

Numeracy

Time

Using multi-sensory resources, with plenty of colourful graphics, practical examples and real-life role-play, our time-telling course is delivered to either individuals or small groups, re-enforcing prior knowledge and extending life skills.

Times Tables

Times table booster is designed to ensure students secure there 2 times table to 9 times table. We focus on key time’s tables in small groups weekly. Securing this fundamental area will help students move up a level as it underpins many different skills. This includes games and quick activities which will ensure students the skill that they have found difficult

Grade Booster Maths

Using questions from the SATs Mathematics papers, our intervention provides valuable booster lessons for those taking the Year 6 SATs and not yet achieving their target grades. One-to-one and group support in this area, together with the correct resources, can have great impact on moving between grades.

RM Easi Maths

RM Easimaths is an online subscription only maths programme. There is a simple, easy to use interface will mean that they can get on with learning with minimal support. The exercises are automatically adjusted to each student’s individual ability level. Working independently, students can “have a go” at tasks. Areas of learning they find easier will become more challenging, and there is support and repetition built in for areas of maths they find more difficult. Progress will be carefully monitored with the built-in reporting tools for teachers.
The “little and often” nature of the exercises lends itself to short sessions spread throughout the week, and keeps existing maths skills “simmering” as children move onto new maths skills and concepts, allowing for continual practice and improvement. The built-in data collection tools gather information about each child and allow teachers to easily assess home-learning to gain a complete picture of progress for individuals, groups and classes to personalise new activities in class.

SAM Learning

SAM Learning is an online subscription service that provides personalised learning for KS1, KS2 and KS3 pupils. Cross-curricular and covering a wide range of subject areas within the national curriculum; it increases confidence and consolidates learning through online revision and test practice. This is particularly useful as it uses the little and often approach.

MyMaths

We have a very useful Numeracy Website called My Maths. There are many benefits in Pupils using this Website, some of which are listed: Revision and practise questions, actual tests for completion, booster packs to help Pupils jump over certain grade boundaries, access Numeracy games and view homework tasks set by Teachers. This is very successful with the children as they are learning and having fun at the same time.

Literacy

We offer an extensive library of high-interest books aimed at reluctant readers or those with a low reading age. We use this library to run specific group interventions targeting those who have a reading age two years below their chronological age, and who need regular reading practise to improve their skills:

Buddy Reading

Buddy Reading is our very successful peer mentoring system. Students from Year 8 are paired with Year 5&6 students and provide support and encouragement during registration reading sessions as they continue their reading journey from Year 5.

Daily Reading

Our Year 5&6 pupils read daily with members of our local community, who volunteer their time to provide support with their reading journey. We offer a library of specialist literacy reading schemes, resourced and run as intervention schemes of work. They read for fifteen minute sessions each day, which is combined with comprehension questioning. This also forges links with our local church.

Reading Intervention

We offer specialist literacy reading schemes, resourced and run as intervention schemes of work. These are in place for all year groups for pupils who have a reading age two years below their chronological age or who need regular reading practise to improve their skills.

Speed Reading

An intensive one-to-one reading programme with a specially trained member of staff. This builds up fluency in reading.

Toe-by-Toe

A tried and tested specialist programme of study aimed at dyslexic students or older non-readers. Each selected pupil receives an intensive 10 minute daily session, working on word building, leading to spelling strategies.

Synthetic Phonics

Teaching Assistants deliver the Ruth Miskin ‘Read, Write, Inc’ programme of synthetic phonics to those students with a reading age three or more years below their chronological age. Alongside the basic programme, we also deliver units on spelling, writing and comprehension. Alongside this scheme we use the Lifeboat phonic scheme to focus on specific gaps in pupil’s phonic knowledge. Also used are interactive computer programs including Nessy and Smart Phonics.

Handwriting

Students can be referred by subject teachers, parents or themselves for handwriting intervention. We teach basic letter formation, letter joins and help improve legibility and/or speed of writing through a structured workbook which provides support in learning essential techniques, and plenty of chances for basic writing practise.