Some of the interventions we may offer in school include:
Successful Reading Partnership:
Individual reading support. The Successful Reading Partnership aims to accelerate children’s progress in reading. This is achieved by pairing a child with a trained reading partner for 10 weeks. The reading partners read 2 or 3 times per week for 30 minutes each session. During the session the child will read 3 books, 1 familiar book that the child is confident reading, a newly introduced book and a new book. The reading partner will support them by observing and introducing reading strategies for the child to become a confident independent reader.
Plus 1/Power of 2
These interventions are tailored to individual needs. Power of 1 is for KS1 and is used for children who benefit from repeated maths practice. Clear language is used and lots of repetition. It has a highly structured approach with clear explanations. Power of 2 is used with KS2 children. Children work through the intervention either online or in a workbook. Power of 2 requires that each question is answered correctly on three consecutive occasions on different days. Children then move on to the next questions.
If you feel your child would particularly benefit from any of these programmes please come and discuss it with your child’s teacher.
Wellcomm is a complete speech and language toolkit, offering screening and intervention tools for children in the early years. It is used as an initial screening tool with an individual assessment for each child. It is suitable for children aged 6 months to 6 years. The toolkit deploys a traffic light system that clearly identifies children requiring immediate intervention, as well as those who show potential language difficulties. It has the additional benefit of banding children by placing them into one of three categories, thus enabling the practitioner to proactively respond to any needs identified. Intervention activities are provided by the programme.
EAL (English as an Additional Language):
We also offer support to our EAL families: This is for children who have a first language other than English and may need further intervention with their English language understanding in order to aid their academic development. Our EAL Administrator uses guidelines given by Specialist Teachers for Minority Ethnic and Bilingual Achievement which follow the National Curriculum programmes.
Gifted and Talented:
We aim to ensure that children who display exceptional gifts and talents are provided for. Every year, the children with exceptional gifts and talents are identified by members of staff as well as their families. This process enables the school to ensure that provision is in place to challenge and enrich the learning of this group of children. The school works to offer a variety of enrichment opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom, and aims to harness and develop the gifts and talents that our children display.
For more details about the extra support interventions we offer the children please click on the link below.