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 KS1 and KS2 for targeting children with areas of concern such as maths, reading, writing, speech & language and social and emotional skills. If parents have a concern, they are welcome to discuss this at any time with the class teacher or SENCO.
Interventions in Key Stage 1
Cool kids for physical skills
Teodorescu resources for handwriting
1:1 and small group Phonic support
1:1 and small group Speech and language support
White Rose Maths
Speed Sounds (Phonics)
Extra reading – 1:1
Learning mentor support – 1:1/small group
Resources currently available within classrooms are:
sloping boards for writing
coloured overlays for reading
pencils and pencil grips
different types of scissors
Speed sound spelling books
gross and fine motor skills equipment
allotments and poly tunnel
These are the current interventions which are used to meet the needs of pupils currently within our school. Staff at Short Wood monitor and review the intervention/support regularly. This list is not exhaustive and is consistently reviewed to meet the needs of all pupils in collaboration with parents.
Overall School: 95%