Interventions are small group or one-to-one activities that are set up to address a specific area of difficulty that a child is experiencing.


Further information about the Interventions Offered At Calverley CE Primary School:



Memory Skills

The types of skills that are generally included in interventions to support memory development are auditory memory and visual sequencing.

Auditory memory often needs a lot of input, especially for those children who have difficulty in understanding in order to be able to carry out an instruction accurately.

Visual sequencing refers to the ability to think sequentially and this area of support develops this skill through activities that require them to sequence related actions into logical steps using picture materials. Time concepts, tenses and reasoning can also be developed through this type of support.


Speech & Language (S&L)

This support is usually directed by a Speech & Language Therapist after initial assessment of the child's individual needs. Intervention activities from Speech and Language Therapy sessions are delivered in school by trained TAs or the class teacher. These programmes are designed by the S&L Therapist (who comes into school to deliver some support for pupils who have S&L needs). The support is personalised for each individual child.


Specialist Literacy Support, including Dyslexia

This support is for children who are unable to make good progress despite strong Quality First teaching strategies being employed in the classroom and additional Literacy input with the class teacher and Teaching Assistant support. They may have dyslexia or dyslexic traits. A feature of the support is that the specialist TA or teacher delivers a personalised programme that focuses on specific gaps in the child’s Literacy skills that are found through assessment, eg visual or auditory difficulties, particular spelling gaps, specific reading skills, reading strategies.