An intervention is any action that a school takes with a child or group of children outside normal day to day lessons with the aim of improving student progress, attainment and/or well-being. Interventions are an essential part of the day to day running of all schools, regardless of their size, status or age group.
In Arbor, you can easily manage the students in interventions when they join and leave throughout the year. You can measure the costs of the intervention by each staff member (any staff, not just limited to teachers), and whether it's had an impact by tracking whether the students have met certain outcome criteria.
Please note: The Arbor Interventions module is available as part of the Perform package.
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Each intervention should:
- Have an impact that is closely monitored weekly or monthly etc
- Monitor cost needs
- Have a high level of student turnover
- Have specific outcomes
- Target a group of students
- Have outcomes that can be measured
Examples of Interventions you can run in Arbor:
- Academic e.g. a regular, scheduled after-school Maths booster, or a reading catch-up session
- Statistic-based e.g escalated attendance interventions for students with high rates of absence
- Behavioural e.g. a six-week anger-management course, or a behaviour support plan
- Pastoral e.g. a one-hour session each week to boost students' self-esteem, a mental health support workshop or SEN cohort interventions
- Ad hoc e.g. one on one interventions lead by a Teaching Assistant, group work in a different room, or a behavioural time-out