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Downsview Community Primary School - Interventions

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Interventions

In order to support pupils achieve as best as they possibly can, at Downsview, we ensure pupils receive specific, tailored interventions to help children make accelerated progress in all subject areas.

Reading Recovery

The Reading Recovery Programme started at Downsview Community Primary in April 2018 and is currently run by Mrs Ashford. Mrs Ashford is an experienced primary teacher and holds an accreditation in Reading Recovery. She works with the Reading Recovery Network in Kent and also holds the position of Literacy Co-ordinator.The Reading Recovery Programme started at Downsview Community Primary in April 2018 and is currently run by Mrs Ashford. Mrs Ashford is an experienced primary teacher and holds an accreditation in Reading Recovery. She works with the Reading Recovery Network in Kent and also holds the position of Literacy Co-ordinator.The Reading Recovery Programme started at Dowsview Community Primary School in April 2018 and is currently run by Mrs Ashford.

Mrs Ashford is an extremely experienced primary school teacher and holds an accreditation in Reading Recovery. She works with the Reading Recovery Network in Kent and is also the English leader at Downsview.

So, what is Reading Recovery?

Reading Recovery is an effective short-term literacy intervention designed for year 1 pupils who would benefit from one-to-one teaching to reach age-related expectations.

Pupils receive 30 minute daily lessons for a period of approximately 12-20 weeks. Reading Recovery is different for every child, starting from what the child knows and what he/ she needs to learn next. The focus of each lesson is to comprehend messages in reading and construct messages in writing, learning how to use letter and word detail fluently without losing focus on meaning and comprehension.

During a lesson, pupils will be able to:

1) Read a familiar book.

2) Read yesterday's new book.

3) Working with letters and words.

4) Composing and writing a short story.

5) Assembling a cut up story.

6) Reading a new book.

Please feel free to ask Mrs Ashford if you would like any further information.

Below is the Privacy Notice for RR

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Better Reading Stamina (BRS)

BRS is a 9 week intervention programme for children just below expected levels in years 1-3. It aims to increase children's reading age, develop their love of books and support their strategic reading skills. BRS is overseen by Mrs Ashford, but delivered by trained TAs. The lessons last for 15 minutes 3 x a week and follow a similar framework to a Reading Recovery lesson:

1) Read a familiar book.

2) Read yesterday's new book.

3) Reading a new book.

How can parents help children who are participating in Reading Recovery or BRS?

Your child will bring home a familiar book to read and your help in ensuring they read daily will be invaluable. Practice is an essential reading tool and you are an essential contributor towards their progress and achievement.

Mathematics Specialist TA

We have recently appointed a Mathematics Specialist TA who will be joining Downsview imminently. Our Mathematics Specialist TA will work with a range of children across the school, ensuring that any area of weaknesses a pupil may have are addressed and supported.

SEN Specialist TA

As a school, equality is extremely important to us. We believe that all pupils are able to achieve regardless of race, religion, SEN, cultural differences etc. 

We have recently appointed a SEN Specialist TA who will be joining us imminently. Our SEN TA will support children in a group setting/ 1:1 to ensure that they are able to access the learning.

Time to Talk

Sue Clubb, a qualified counsellor, works at our school a day a week supporting children, their families and staff.

We believe at Downsview that being happy and feeling safe ultimately enables pupils to learn to the best of their ability and so Sue's week is a real asset to the school.

Behaviour Mentor

At Downsview, we thoroughly believe that behaviour for learning must be at least 'good,' in order for children to learn effectively. Similar to the work of Sue Clubb, having a behaviour mentor ensures that pupils feel safe and listened to in school which will ultimately have a positive impact on pupil's learning.

If you have any questions about the interventions in place in school, please feel free to speak to your child's class teacher or a member of SLT who will be able to explain further.