Interventions

Adelaide Primary School offers a range of interventions to provide support for children who are achieving less than expected compared to their peers. Interventions are usually for a short period, typically one term, and give children a 'boost' to help them catch up. Selections for interventions are made in response to assessment data collected by the school on a termly basis.

 

The range of interventions programmes that the school utilises includes:

 

1st Class @ Number programme

The 1st Class @ Number Programme is a numeracy intervention for KS1 children, delivered by a specially trained Teaching Assistant, who works with the support of the Phase Leader. It is aimed at supporting children who are working below average in maths in their class.

Children joining the 1st Class@ Number Programme receive 3 or 4 extra maths lessons a week for 12 weeks. The lessons last for 30 minutes and pupils work with a TA in groups of  up to 4. They still receive normal maths lessons with the rest of their class.

 

Success @ Arithmetic PROGRAMME

The Success @ Arithmetic Programme is a numeracy intervention for upper KS2 children, delivered by a specially trained Teaching Assistant, who works with the support of the Mathematics Leader. It is aimed at supporting children who are working below average in maths in their class.

Children joining the Success @ Arithmetic Programme receive 3 or 4 extra maths lessons a week for 12 weeks. The lessons last for 40 minutes and pupils work with a TA in groups of  up to 3. They still receive normal maths lessons with the rest of their class.

 

Talk Boost PROGRAMME

The Talk Boost Programme is a speaking and listening intervention for FS2 and KS1 children, delivered by a specially trained Teaching Assistant, who works with the support of the class teachers and Interventions Manager. It is aimed at supporting children who are working below age related expectations in speaking and listening.

Children joining the Talk Boost Programme receive 3 or 4 intervention lessons a week for 12 weeks. The lessons last for 30 minutes and pupils work with a TA in groups of  up to 4. The lessons are lively and fun and are designed by the renowned 'Communication Trust'.

Project x code

Project X CODE is a reading intervention designed to support children who are finding reading difficult. It is taught by specially trained Teaching Assistants, with the guidance and support of a specially trained teacher.

Project X CODE embeds systematic synthetic phonics into an exciting series of adventure books.

Each trained teaching assistant normally teaches a small group of 1-4 children for an extra reading lesson for half an hour four times a week. Children still receive their normal literacy lessons with the rest of their class.

Children make great progress on Project X CODE – typically over 3 times the progress we would expect them to make without the extra help.

 

Fast Track Phonics

Fast Track Phonics gives support to children who are finding it difficult to acquire and apply basic phonics skills in reading and writing. Children work in groups of two or three with a trained Teaching Assistant. Lessons last for twenty minutes and are taught during school hours four times a week. The intervention usually lasts for a half term, by which time children have usually developed sufficient phonic skills to enable them to continue to progress with their classmates.

 

Write On!

Write On! is an intervention desgned to give extra support to children who need extra help with all aspects of writing. Children work in pairs of similar ability with a trained Teaching Assistant, under the guidance of our Literacy Coordinator. Lessons take place during school hours, in addition to their normal literacy lessons, four times a week and last for half an hour. The intervention usually lasts for one term.

 

After school tuition

After School Tuition takes place on a weekly basis for one hour per session, 3.15-4.15pm. Each tuition group usually lasts for ten weeks. The tuition groups are taught by teachers and teaching assistants from the school. Groups are usually made up of between 1 and 4 pupils with similar needs in one or all of the key areas of reading, writing or maths. Tuition may be used to support children who need some extra help to keep up with their classmates or, in some cases, to also help more able pupils achieve higher than expected levels.