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Interventions used for children on the Pupil Premium Register

At Woodingdean Primary School we aim to provide an education that is inclusive of all children that enables them to reach their full potential.  We recognise that children have many different starting points; they succeed and they struggle and we aim to support them at every step of their learning journey.

Some children need additional help and support to access the curriculum on offer or to catch up with what is expected from them in each year group. These interventions and intervention programmes are specifically taught by trained professionals and fully evaluated for impact.

Below is a list and brief description of the sorts of interventions we offer:

Intervention in alphabetical order

What does it do?

How long does it last?

Which year would this intervention be used in?

Who runs this intervention?

4-Week handwriting

Children follow a handwriting programme daily sometimes 1:1 sometimes in a small group.

15 minutes every day for 4 weeks - works best when practised daily at home as well.

Year 1,2,3,4,5 and 6

Teaching Assistant

4-Week Reading  

1:1 reading every day

15 minutes every day for 4 weeks- works best when reading daily at home as well.

Year 1,2,3,4,5 and 6

Teaching Assistant

Better Reading Partners (BRP)

1:1 reading

3 times a week

Year 3-6

Teaching Assistant under the guidance of Reading Recovery Specialist Teacher

Circle of friends

An intervention for playtimes where a child has a circle of friends who support them in the playground.

As long as needed

Year 1,2,3,4,5 and 6

Teaching Assistant

Every Child a Reader (ECaR)

Intense reading recovery programme 1:1

Half an hour every day for approx. 20 weeks

Year 1 and 2

Reading Recovery Specialist Teacher -  Mrs Coleman

Every Child Counts (ECC)

Intense numeracy programme 1:1

Daily half hour sessions.

40 sessions in total

Year 2

Every Child Counts Specialist Teacher – Miss Hawkins

First Class @ Number 1

Highly effective numeracy intervention

3 times a week

Half hour session in a group for approx. 12 weeks

Year 2

Teaching Assistant under the guidance of  Every Child Counts Specialist Teacher

First Class @ Number 2

Highly effective numeracy intervention

3 times a week

Half hour session in a group for approx. 12 weeks

Year 3 and 4

Teaching Assistant under the guidance of  Every Child Counts Specialist Teacher

Fisher Family Trust   (FFT)

Highly effective literacy intervention to support reading and writing

Half an hour every day for approx. 20 weeks

Year 1,2,3,4,5 and 6

Teaching Assistant under the guidance of Reading Recovery Specialist Teacher

Individual Literacy Support

Individual plan of literacy intervention in discussion with class teacher if the others are not suitable for that child’s need.

3 times a week

 

Year 1,2,3,4,5 and 6

Teaching Assistant

Individual Maths Support

Individual plan of numeracy intervention in discussion with class teacher if the others are not suitable for that child’s need.

3 times a week

 

Year 1,2,3,4,5 and 6

Teaching Assistant

Individual Speech Support

We follow speech plans from a speech and language therapist

As and when needed depending on need sometimes daily – sometimes once a week.

Year 1,2,3,4,5 and 6

Teaching Assistant under the guidance and support of a Speech and Language Therapist

Individual Language Support

We follow language plans from a Speech and Language Therapist

As and when needed depending on need: sometimes daily and sometimes once a week.

Year 1,2,3,4,5 and 6

Teaching Assistant under the guidance and support of a Speech and Language Therapist

Inference group

A small group that focuses on reading for meaning. Focusing more on comprehension and understanding

Twice a week for 50 mins

Year 3,4,5 and 6

Teaching Assistant under the guidance of Reading Recovery Specialist Teacher

Narrative Group

Specific language intervention which goes through the process of describing Who? Where? What happened? The end? – excellent for having a clear story structure .

Three times a week for 20 mins in a small group

Year 1,2,3,4,5 and 6

Teaching Assistant

Nurture group

Small group focussed on individual needs of children who need some extra nurture. May focus on specifics like sharing.

Twice a week 20 mins in small group

Year 1,2,3,4,5 and 6

Teaching Assistant

Occupational or Physiotherapy support

We follow Occupational therapy plans  and  Physio plans from an Occupational Therapist or  Physiotherapist

As and when needed normally around seating, hand control or support with PE/swimming

Year 1,2,3,4,5 and 6

Teaching Assistant under the guidance and support of a Occupational Therapist /Physiotherapist

Phonic Programme

Using our whole school phonics scheme THRASS to support those children who find sounding out words or spelling words hard.

Twice a week 20 mins in small group

Year 1,2,3,4,5 and 6

Teaching Assistant

Playground Support

This can come in the form of support on the normal playground  or small group support away from normal playground

As and when needed

Year 3,4,5 and 6

Teaching Assistant

School Start  - sounds

A Speech and Language Programme supporting the Early Years in hearing and saying sounds

Once a week for 30 weeks (sessions range from 15 – 30 mins)

Reception and Year One

Teaching Assistant

School Start  - language

A Speech and Language Programme supporting the Early Years in developing their language

Once a week for 30 weeks (sessions range from 15 – 30 mins)

Reception and Year One

Teaching Assistant

Social Use of Language Group (SULP)

A Speech and Language Programme supporting those children who find it hard to communicate in social situations

Twice a week for 20 mins

Year 2,3,4,5 and 6

Teaching Assistant

Speed Up

Handwriting intervention

45 minutes once a week for 8 weeks. 1:4

 

Yr 5 and 6.

 

Teaching Assistant

Step Up

Intense reading intervention

Daily for 15 mins a day for 20 weeks

Year 1,2,3,4,5 and 6

Teaching Assistant

Write Dance

An Early Years programme to support fine and gross motor skills by using dance and music.

45 minutes once a week for 8 weeks. 1:4

 

Reception and Year One

Teaching Assistant

 

 

 

Other children may struggle with the social and emotional aspects of being at school and as such may find it difficult to succeed.  We are also careful to ensure we support these children also and additionally offer:

a) A school counselling service

b) Circle of friends

c) Circle time / bubble time

d) Key adult support

e) Play leaders & Playground buddies

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