At Walsall Wood Primary School we value the place of intervention teaching in supporting those pupils who require additional support. We carry out a wide range of interventions, including:
In Early Years
- Trained teaching assistants carry out speech and language intervention in Nursery and Reception with pupils who have been identified by the class teacher.
- A trained teaching assistant delivers the Reception Literacy Programme, an early literacy intervention programme, to support children in small groups during the Spring and Summer terms.
In Key Stage One
- A specialist teacher carries out Reading Recovery with selected pupils who are at risk at falling behind their peers. This intervention involves 1:1 Reading sessions three times per week.
- A trained teaching assistant leads a programme called Firstclass@number with a small group of Year 2 pupils who are at risk of falling behind their peers. This increases their self confidence and knowledge of number bonds.
- Trained teaching assistants carry out phonics tuition, handwriting support and small group maths interventions daily. Pupils are selected by class teachers.
In Key Stage Two
- A trained teaching assistant carries out Better Reading Partners, a 1:1 programme delivered three times per week, with pupils identified by the Reading Recovery teacher.
- A trained teaching assistant carries out Maths intervention three times per week, working with pupils from Years 3, 4 and 5 who have been identified by their class teacher.
- An additional teacher is deployed to Year 6 to create smaller, homogenous teaching groups for Maths and English. These sessions happen daily.
- An experienced teacher carries out 1:1 tuition with selected pupils from Year 6 each afternoon. These pupils have been selected by the assessment manager and are targeted to ensure they make Good progress.
Our Learning mentor
We also have a learning mentor who is available to work 1:1 or with small groups of children who require support for personal reasons, supporting their social and emotional development.
These sessions happen weekly, lasting approximately half an hour each session. Children are selected by self referral, are identified by senior leaders or selected at the request of parents.