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Intervention and Resources

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

  • Contrastive Pairs

  • Kim's Game

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

  • Outdoor learning

  • Role-play areas

  • Gross and fine motor skills equipment

  • Allotments and Poly tunnel

  • Visual timetables

  • Speech and language resources.

  • Ruth Miskin phonics flash cards and speed sound charts

  • ICT – specific Early years programmes.


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