Effective SEN intervention


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Miles Ridley
City of London Academy

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  • This is mainly for sencos but will be of interest to all teachers, particularly English and Maths, but all as “teachers of children with sen”.
  • Effective SEN intervention

    1. 1. Effective SEN intervention. or how to get through the day….. The City of London Academy
    2. 2. Early intervention Literacy. <ul><li>20% UK pupils identified with SEN </li></ul><ul><li>Corresponding move away from special schools to mainstream. </li></ul><ul><li>Education system increasingly struggles to cope. </li></ul><ul><li>SEN provision “not fit for purpose” </li></ul><ul><li>(Commons Select Committee 2006) </li></ul>
    3. 3. An SEN intervention model Key Objectives <ul><li>An early intervention intensive literacy & numeracy programmes </li></ul><ul><li>A clear and progressive LSA support programme. </li></ul><ul><li>An SEN faculty planning tool. </li></ul>
    4. 4. CoLA model <ul><li>Provide a model of SEN base literacy and numeracy lessons from Yr 7 – 9. </li></ul><ul><li>Replace IEPs with working records of intervention and pupil progress. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a clear and progressive programme for LSAs’. </li></ul><ul><li>Offer a model of Provision Mapping. </li></ul>
    5. 5. IEPs
    6. 6. Literacy Programme <ul><li>Identify in Year 7 (or earlier!) </li></ul><ul><li>NfER Group Reading Online assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Same day analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Set into 4 ability groupings </li></ul><ul><li>Daily 1 hour group </li></ul>
    7. 7. Literacy Programme <ul><li>Ruth Miskin’s </li></ul><ul><li>ReadWrite Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>synthetic phonics </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated/trained dyslexia </li></ul><ul><li>teacher + 1 experienced LSA </li></ul>
    8. 8. Literacy Programme <ul><li>Additional 1:1 LSA support using Intervention Booklet resources </li></ul><ul><li>Regular assessment (in line with school 5 assessment times) </li></ul><ul><li>Expectation of reduction of programme as year progresses for some pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Regular link with home. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Intervention Booklets; <ul><li>time limited </li></ul><ul><li>clear link to assessment starting point </li></ul><ul><li>progressive </li></ul><ul><li>linked to P Scales/NC levels (English and Maths) </li></ul><ul><li>linked to resources </li></ul><ul><li>ideal for tracking the effectiveness of SEN intervention </li></ul><ul><li>a clear and progressive route for LSAs, almost a SoW, without the need of constant input from SENCo or SEN teachers </li></ul><ul><li>a working record of support </li></ul>
    10. 10. Progress? Evidence!
    11. 11. Literacy Programme progress <ul><li>Yr 7 cohort 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>57 pupils (32% of cohort) scored below 85 ss (11 at or below 70 and 20 between 71-80) </li></ul><ul><li>26 remained within Yr 7 Literacy programme for all three terms </li></ul><ul><li>16 of these improved their Reading age by at least 16 month and 5 by 24 months (ie twice the time on the programme) </li></ul><ul><li>13 pupils had low reading and spelling skills and were recommended for continued support in the Yr 8 programme </li></ul><ul><li>44 of original 57 (77% of grp) improved and left programme before or in June </li></ul>
    12. 12. Progress into Yr 8 Literacy Programme <ul><li>Original 57 pupils in Yr7 RML programme reduced to 13 in Yr 8 for Autumn term 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>6 Tutor based Groups withdrawn from MFL – 5 Literacy lessons over fortnight. </li></ul><ul><li>3 subsequently returned to MFL due to French spoken within family – alternative provision arranged with LSA support </li></ul>
    13. 14. Numeracy Programme <ul><li>SEN runs Catch Up programme for Year 8 and 9 pupils performing below NC 3A. </li></ul><ul><li>SoW based upon Level Up Maths (Heinemann). </li></ul><ul><li>SEN Teacher led; with support and some teaching from experienced LSAs. </li></ul><ul><li>Maths Faculty initial assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>Regular assessments in SEN </li></ul><ul><li>Expectation of progress to 3C and return to mainstream lessons. </li></ul>
    14. 15. Numeracy Programme progress <ul><li>2007/08 </li></ul><ul><li>19 Yr 8 pupils below NC level 3C </li></ul><ul><li>5 achieved NC 3A within Autumn term and returned to mainstream. </li></ul><ul><li>(6 Yr 9 below NC level 3A Catch up SATs booster maths lessons from LSA) </li></ul><ul><li>2008/09 </li></ul><ul><li>17 Yr 8 pupils below NC 3A </li></ul><ul><li>By ½ term70% improved 1 sublevel, 40% by at least 3 sublevels and 6 achieve 3A </li></ul><ul><li>21 Yr 9 began SEN Maths in Sept 2008 – assessed as below 3A due to higher order maths skills required. </li></ul><ul><li>6 improved by at least 2 sub levels by Nov, 2 of whom achieved 3A and returned to mainstream </li></ul>
    15. 16. Provision Mapping <ul><li>link intervention with attainment tracking </li></ul><ul><li>fulfil budgeting analyses ie value for money </li></ul>