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Interventions

DIFFERENT KINDS OF HELP

As well as a classroom curriculum designed to facilitate teaching and learning for your child , you can expect to come across a number of additional learning startegies at Treganna.The most common are simple interventions :

INTERVENTIONS

As well as schemes of work and teacher’s planned activities, we may often make use of an intervention. This can be targeted at a specific area of learning or a concentrated boost to a pupil’s confidence in a subject area. These interventions are:

‘Dysgu Dwys’
- Specific target
- Daily tests : 1 minute – recognition / speaking, 2 minute – writing
- Record scores on accuracy chart to provide a progress profile
- Adapt the teaching according to pupil’s progress

DIRECT PHONICS: Developing Phonological Awareness
- Targeting puplis who have basic literacy difficulties
- A structured programme to develop phonological awareness in the context of sentence writing
- Plenty of repetition and tightly structured – listening, speaking and writing activities during each session
- 15-20 minute sessions / 2-3 times a week

RAPID READERS
- Individual programme for KS 2 pupils : 2-3 sessions a week.
- Promotes accuracy and fluency
- Improves voice intonation and expression
- Series of fictional and factual books including a detective quiz for comprehension. jokes, worksheets and end of unit assessments
- Voice recognition software: corrects mispronunciation, provides prompts when errors are made
- Teacher Assistant – listens to pupil, monitors and checks homework
- Certificates awarded at the end of each Unit

RAINBOW READERS
- Individual programme for KS 2 pupils : 2-3 sessions a week.
- A book series with CDs in 7 stages.
- Programme devised by a team of specialists in New Zeland
- Improves accuracy and fluency in English Reading
- Improves voice intonation and expression

LISTENING CLUB: Promote Social Skills
Objectives:
- Develop listening skills
- Develop turn taking skills
- Develop awareness of others
- Develop awareness of emotions
- Develop communication skills
- Small group of 4/5 pupils – behavioural problems, lack of concentration skills, attitude to learning
- A structured programme to promote social skills and discuss emotions.

EMOTIONAL LITERACY
Supporting the development and emotional understanding of children
- to recognise, understand, express and deal with their emotions
appropriately
- to recognise, understand and respond appropriately to the emotions of others
- Improve self-esteem
- Promote social skills - communicate and respond appropriately
- Listen to pupils’ concerns and act upon them
- Encourage pupils to make sensible decisions on their own

S.A.I.L (School Action Intervention for Literacy)
- Daily phonological programme to support reading, spelling and writing skills
- Small group (4 pupils) working with trained support teacher for 40 minutes over 20 weeks
- Assessments every 5 weeks to measure progress
- Various activities to practise at home

STARS
(Specialist Teachers Accelerating Reading Skills)
- A literacy intervention for KS2 which uses STARS methodology to promote literacy skills in both Welsh and English.
- An extended programme for pupils to develop
- a variety of skills
- spelling activities for keywords and family words
- listening and recording sounds
- rhyme and syllable activities
- Pupils will meet with the Support Teacher 3 times a week, individually or in a small group, to write small booklets or sentences, read a series of graded books and play educational games.

LANGUAGE LINK
- A 10 week structured programme which promotes understanding of language concepts
- Small group 30 minute sessions which include a variety of visual and kinesthetic activities

MOTORWAY HANDWRITING
The objective of this intervention is to develop fine and gross motor skills in
order to facilitate handwriting and postural control. Support is provided by
means of various fun-filled activities to correct formation, increase speed and
improve presentation.

NUMERACY SQUAD IN KS 2
NIPpers (Numeracy Intervention Project)
- A programme devised by a team of the county’s Mathematics specialist teachers to promote self-confidence and reinforce basic numeracy skills.
- A 12 week structured daily programme of 30-40 minute sessions which is based on the school curriculum.
- A fun-filled intervention which includes a variety of visual and kinesthetic resources and activities.

COUNTING CLUB (Foundation Phase)
NIPpers (Numeracy Intervention Project)
- A programme devised by a team of the county’s Mathematics specialist teachers to promote self-confidence and reinforce basic numeracy skills.
- A 12 week structured daily programme of hour long sessions.
- The Counting Club deals with numbers, correct formation of numbers, shape, measurement, money and solving mathematical problems.
- A variety of games, art, quizzes and stories are used to bring Mathematics alive.

WHAT NEXT ?

Pupils still giving cause for concern will be placed on the ALN Register. This is classroom based but notes the need for internal (school based) specialist support. As part of this process some pupils will require an Individual Education Plan. This is an example of School Action. If your child has an individual pan for education or behaviour , your class teacher will be happy to discuss this with you.

Sometimes pupils or teachers require input or advice from an external agency. This is an example of School Action+. Pupils in this category are clearly struggling to cope with the academic or social demands of normal school life

A very few pupils will require a "statement" and significant external support such as pupils with autism or severe medical needs. This "qualification" is exteremely rare and generates an additional finance for pupil education and support.

All of these steps are regularly reviewed and consulted upon with parents . In essence , these structures are supposed to support your child . If, for any reasons, they are not working, tell us - and we'll change them.


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