Curriculum Interventions

Curriculum Interventions - Horizons Specialist Academy Trust

At Green Gates Academy we offer a wide range of interventions and resources to support all learners in achieving their full potential. Below is an idea of the different interventions that we offer.

Whole School Interventions:

  • Times Table Rock Stars to support students’ engagement, fluency and recall of times table facts.
  • Future Steps assessments and interventions of students with sensory and attachment needs
  • ABC Counselling for students who have experienced trauma or grief
  • Dance sessions and horse riding to promote gross motor skills
  • Forest school to support students learning outside the classroom

In Class Interventions:

  • Practical resources including Cuisenaire and Numicon to use in all year groups. Staff use these to support students’ understanding of mathematical concepts alongside stretching and challenging more able.
  • Phonics Play to support phonic knowledge for students struggling with reading and spelling
  • iPads are available to use for all students in Key Stage 1
  • Sensory interventions including ear defenders, sensory cushions and weighted jackets for students with sensory needs..
  • Use of GL Assessments to indicate interventions for individuals to be used in class

Individual Interventions:

When deemed appropriate, certain students require a more bespoke intervention, 1:1 or 1:2 basis.

The Education Endowment Foundation has highlighted individual instruction as a positive method of improving outcomes for learners. This is a method used with students at Green Gates Academy in order to support them with their varying needs. Interventions are used according to the child and we are lucky to have a wide range in order to find the intervention to fit each individual. Below are some of the interventions that we use:

Phonic Interventions To systematically teach learners the relationship between sound and the written spelling patterns which represent them. It emphasises the skills of decoding new words.
1:1 Read Write Inc Phonics (R.W.I Phonics) To improve phonic knowledge and ability to blend and segment quickly
Boosting Reading Potential (BRP) To give student’s different word attack strategies and support in progressing through reading levels.
Toe by Toe To support in decoding of new and unfamiliar words and help readers’ fluency. This can be especially effective for students with dyslexia
Catch Up Literacy To support learners in their reading of a book so they activate both dimensions of reading – word recognition processes (including phonics) and language comprehension processes.
Power of 2 Supports in basic maths skills that are the foundations to further learning. Repetition is used to support students understanding, especially those with dyscalculia
Catch Up Numeracy To support those struggling with maths in order to develop skills in the key components of numeracy.
Conquer Maths To identify gaps in knowledge and then lessons are taught according to these.
One to One Tutoring One to One tuition is used in addition to classroom teaching. This is used in order to identify gaps in learning, or areas that a student is struggling. This is supported through a teaching assistant, who through conversations with the class teacher delivers the required tutoring.
Green Gates Academy
Melton Road
TS19 0JD

Tel: 01642 570104


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