An intervention is any action that a school takes with a child, or group of children outside of 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 the age group of the students.
- Impact is closely monitored - weekly, or monthly
- Cost needs to be monitored
- Have a high level of student turnover
- Can take place at the same time as scheduled lessons
- Have specific outcomes
What does each intervention have?
- A target group of students
- An outcome that can be measured
Examples of Interventions
- A regular, scheduled literacy and numeracy group
- An external support group e.g. a mental health support workshop
- Subject specific interventions e.g. Science booster
- One to one interventions lead by a Teaching Assistant
- SEN cohort interventions
- Escalated attendance interventions
- Keeping record of students on a Behaviour Support Plan
- Escalating student to different severities of behaviour report cards