Any child who has specific gaps in their understanding of a subject/area of learning may receive support through specific small groups work. This group may be delivered in the classroom or outside. It may be delivered by a teaching assistant who has had training to deliver these groups or, most often, a teacher. These are often called intervention/booster groups by schools.
Your child’s teacher will have carefully checked on your child’s progress and will have decided that your child has a gap in their understanding/ learning and needs some extra support to close the gap between your child and their peers.
The class teacher will plan group sessions for your child with targets to help your child to make more progress.
A Teacher/ Teaching Assistant, will deliver these small group sessions using the teacher’s plans, or a recommended programme.
Intervention groups are used consistently throughout Nursery and Reception for targeting children with areas of concern. If parents have a concern they are welcome to discuss this at any time initially with their Childs Key person or class teacher and the SEN Team.
Interventions in Early Years:
1-1 and small group Speech and language support
Speed sounds intervention groups. ( Reception)
Extra reading – 1-1 ( Reception)
Handwriting groups – multisensory - Dough Disco.
Social skills group
Listen with Lucy
Early Years Resources
The SEN budget is directly devolved to the school. Emphasis is placed on providing a broad, balanced, creative and differentiated curriculum; therefore money is allocated to provide a range of resources. These are allocated according to need and include ancillary help, speech and language therapist, teacher time and materials and ICT support.
Resources currently available within classrooms are:
Sloping boards for writing
Pencils and pencil grips
Different types of scissors
Gross and fine motor skills equipment
Allotments and Poly tunnel
Speech and language resources.
Ruth Miskin phonics flash cards and speed sound charts
ICT – specific Early years programmes.
Overall School: 95%