School Based Intervention

School Based Interventions


At Knypersley First School we are committed to meeting the needs of all pupils to ensure that they make the best possible progress.  As all children progress at different rates, there may be times when a teacher feels a child would benefit from an intervention group which would be in addition to every day quality teaching.  In some cases this may be because we feel a child is not completely reaching their potential and may need 'a little extra push' or it may be to 'catch up' in a particular area.

Small Group Intervention

It may be appropriate for your child to receive small group support either inside or outside of the classroom setting.  Your child will work with their class teacher, TA or occasionally another member of staff and a programme of work will have been planned for your child that will close any gaps or misunderstandings that have arisen in their learning.  Intervention will normally last for 6 weeks; at the start we measure the children's abilities specific to the skill we are focusing on and again at the end which shows us whether the intervention has had an impact on the child's learning.  From this we can decide what will be our next step. Please rest assured parents will be informed at every step of the intervention process.

Supporting at Home

If your child has been identified as someone who is to receive extra support through intervention then your child will come home with an intervention letter and resources to embed learning at home.  The letter will inform you what the focus is for the intervention and will have suggestions of how you can support us at home.  Parent's who take on a supportive role in their child's learning make a difference in improving achievement and behaviour.  Your child will progress more quickly if you can support us, please complete the permission slip and return it to school as soon as possible.

Intervention to Meet Needs

Cognition and Learning

This can include:

  • Reading
  • Phonics
  • Writing Tool Kit
  • Targeted Strategy Plans (TSP)- to aid scaffolding and promote self-help skills
  • Number skills
  • Working memory
  • Concentration
  • Organisation

Communication and Interaction

This can include:

  • Understanding language
  • Using language
  • Interacting socially
  • Turn taking
  • Conversation

Social, Emotional, Mental Health

This can include children who experience short but significant periods of high anxiety, stress, distress or anger that affects their education on a day to day basis.  Types of mental health can include: Anxiety, Bereavement, Low Self-Esteem, issues that affect Family Life etc.  Children with Mental Health needs can be supported through:

  • Individual behaviour targets and rewards
  • Time Out Cards
  • Directed break times
  • Use of a calm down area
  • Access to the Mental Health Support Team (Trailblazers)
  • Visyon
  • Dove (for bereavement)
  • Younger minds
  • Home start - for support in the home and school

Sensory and or Physical

This could include children who have specific needs for Vision, Hearing, Fine and Gross Motor impairment and some medical conditions:

  • Writing slopes
  • Pencil grips
  • Ipads/Laptops
  • Additional rest breaks
  • Medical care plans
  • School Nurse advise