An ‘Intervention’ is a focused teaching or support programme with specific intended outcomes aimed at individuals or small groups of pupils with particular needs.
Interventions are provided in addition to high quality teaching in the classroom and are an essential part of the support we offer our students.
Our LRSC staff organise interventions which focus on the social, emotional and mental health needs of our students. Examples of in-school intervention activities include tutor time Lego therapy, social skills, touch-typing, fun fit and indoor / outdoor sensory sessions. We also offer an after school cookery club. All of these SEMH interventions are offered to students on a need assessed basis.
An SEMH intervention delivered via the pastoral support team might involve a small group of 1-1 intervention with a Pastoral Manager or a referral to our Pupil Premium Effective Learning Mentor (ELM), Emotional Resilience and Wellbeing Mentor (ERWM) Miss Angilley, school counsellor, or medical staff. We might also refer to external professionals from the Early Help Hub, CAMHS or BLOOM for example. As interventions are time limited and specific in nature, after completion of a successful intervention we aim to refer a student’s back to their tutor for increased daily mentoring. Additional or alternative interventions can also be tried if appropriate.
Our trained ‘Thinking Reading’ team deliver a programme of intervention to improve the literacy of the students selected. The programme includes Direct Instruction, Linguistic Phonics, Precision Teaching (students are never taught anything they do not already know and no two lessons are ever the same for any student) and Applied Behaviour Analysis (lessons are pitched perfectly to achieve high success rates that are instantly fed back to students). This programme is organised by our Whole School Literacy, Mr Bebb.