At Wat’s Dyke School we aim to offer every opportunity for our pupils to develop their full potential in a caring nurturing environment. The school provides additional interventions that are different from those provided as part of the school’s usual curriculum.
These are the interventions provided by our school:
- Boost Group intervention supports selected pupils in small groups from Year 1 to Year 6 in numeracy and literacy. Our boost teachers also work with small groups of pupils to give extra support with basic skills in numeracy and literacy.
- Student Assist Programme (SAP) intervention supports Key Stage 2 pupils who teachers feel would benefit from discussing and hearing about thoughts, feelings and emotions. The aim is for pupils to develop coping strategies and feelings of self worth.
- Movement sessions run for pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 who have developmental co-ordination difficulties. Co-ordination difficulties can affect whole body movements, balance and manipulative skills (e.g writing, eating, cutting, fastening coat).
- Elklan communication sessions support pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 who have for example: unclear speech, a lack of confidence, low volume when speaking or need to develop turn taking skills.
- Social communication groups in Key Stage 2 are for pupils who for example: lack confidence when communicating, need extra support during transition to high school and require support to develop friendships.
- Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are written for pupils who have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of that age and may also have a disability which either prevents or hinders them making use of educational facilities of a kind provided for children of a similar age.
- Pupils from years 3 to 6 whose reading and numeracy scores from the national tests are below a certain level receive support for literacy and numeracy by attending Catch-up. They see Mrs. Hall for two 15 minute sessions per week and the aim is for them to catch-up to where they should be for their age.
- Wake Up, Shake Up session take place every Wednesday morning from 8.30am. We encourage parents and pupils to join our “Wake Up, Shake Up” sessions demonstrating the health benefits of keeping active as well as having fun. We have found that pupils are more ready and eager to apply themselves to school work after the morning physical exercises. We are grateful to MrsE Roberts for leading these sessions. The upper foundation continue these exercises on a daily basis as part of commitment to Healthy Schools, Healthy minds.
If you require futher information on any of the interventions we run here at Wat’s Dyke, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs B Golby, Intervention Leader on 355731.