Students who have been identified as requiring further help with their reading, following initial assessments at the beginning of each academic year, will be offered 1:1 intervention sessions during English lessons. These sessions aim to boost reading comprehension skills, develop familiarisation of keywords and vocabulary, and increase fluency and accuracy of reading. Starting in Key Stage 2, pupils are taught to read fluently, understand extended prose (both fiction and non-fiction) and be encouraged to read for pleasure. Key Stage 3 and 4 students are supported to read easily, fluently, and with good understanding, developing the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information, and acquire a wide vocabulary and understanding of grammar for reading, writing and spoken language.
Brompton Hall has recently introduced the Thinking Reading programme of intervention, which sits alongside our Accelerated Reading project – a daily reading session of 20minutes, followed by quizzes on comprehension and vocabulary. Both reading programmes ensure rapid progress for all readers. Thinking Reading uses a meticulous design based on sound research, with regular focused 30-minute sessions at a time - pupils learn not only that they can be good at reading, but also that they can be good at learning. These sessions take place in our new intervention classroom. Brompton Hall also provides library facilities and promotes reading outside the classroom.
Students who are highlighted as in need of further help with their numeracy skills, following initial assessments at the beginning of each academic year, are offered 1:1 sessions during their daily maths lessons. Intervention sessions are designed “plug the gaps” in mathematical knowledge and understanding, and support pupils to become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics. Through varied and frequent practice, pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. Pupils learn to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, using mathematical language. Focused and bespoke 1:1 sessions encourage pupils to become confident enough to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.
Using the STAR Maths Assessment as a guide, individualised, bespoke schemes of learning are created to address key mathematical skills which may have been missed or require development. These sessions are 20 minutes at a time, and focus on the individual needs of the student, covering KS2, KS3, and KS4 curriculum targets. Assessment is tracked through the Hegarty maths platform - teaching, assessing, and tracking everything a child needs to learn in maths - from upper primary to IGCSE level - alongside the STAR Maths programme. These sessions take place in our new intervention classroom.