What are Interventions?

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


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