Waves of Intervention
The school provides a graduated response to each child dependent on their level of need. This approach is often referred to as the waves of intervention model which is shown below.
When children have been identified as needing further intervention the SENCO will carry out observation and assessments, combined with discussions with parents and outside agencies where appropriate.
Waves of intervention for children with sensory or physical needs:
Wave 1 intervention
Whole School Approach (Quality First Teaching)
Wave 2 interventions
For individuals or small groups
Wave 3 interventions
Highly personalised intervention for individuals
The effective inclusion of all pupils in high-quality everyday personalised teaching.
Clear objectives that are shared with the children and returned to at the end of the lesson.
Careful explanation of new vocabulary.
Use of lively, interactive teaching styles which make maximum use of visual and kinaesthetic as well as auditory / verbal learning.
Dependant on assessed need the following small group interventions may be provided:
Additional guided group work with the teacher or TA.
Additional time given for some activities.
The Fine Motor Skills Programme
BEAM (Balance Education and Movement) programme
Dependant on assessed need the following individual interventions may be provided:
A SEN Support Plan which sets personal targets on a regular basis
Support from a teaching assistant at points throughout the day.
The environment may be adapted on the advice of a physiotherapist, occupational therapist (OT) or other professional
Occupational therapy (OT) and Physiotherapy sessions/programmes delivered when necessary
Access to ICT programmes to support learning.