Pinhoe C of E (VA) Primary School's Intervention and Provision
At Pinhoe School, we offer a fantastic breakfast club. Breakfast club provides an opportunity for children to have a calm and gradual transition from home and school. During breakfast club, children develop their social and communication skills in a safe and nurturing environment. The children are provided with a variety of different healthy cereals, toast and a drink. This is a provision that is offered through referral only. If you are interested in finding out more about the Breakfast Club, please speak to your child’s class teacher.
At Pinhoe School, we work in partnership with Active Devon to deliver the Family FUNS programme. In the sessions, the children work with their parents to strengthen and develop their fundamental skills. The sessions follow a series of stories and songs which enable both parent and child to get up and active whilst having a lot of fun! All parents that actively participate in the family FUNS programme are given a free resource pack to help continue the fun and activity at home.
Change for life
Change for life is an intervention that runs for KS2 children and looks into how to ensure a healthy lifestyle. In the sessions, the children participate in a range of activities. These range from cookery, to science investigations to physical games. In the sessions, the children will explore what it means to be healthy and how they can adapt their lifestyle in order to ensure they stay healthy. This intervention works in partnership with the ‘change for life’ government scheme and St.Lukes Sport and Science College. We are pleased to announce that one of our pupils received the ‘greatest improvement’ award in Summer 2016.
If you would like to access any of the free resources available, please visit the change for life website at www.nhs.uk/change4life
Speech and Language
Speech and Language interventions are delivered by Sarah Colley and children work either 1:1 or in small groups. There are a variety of assessments used prior to interventions so learning targets can be set and these are repeated to track progress. Some programmes are provided by the Speech & Language Therapist who visits our school. Home programmes can also be provided for home practice if requested.
Speech interventions focus on articulation, which is how children say sounds and intervention involves listening and speaking games.
Language interventions focus on teaching children how to understand different language concepts and we initially work on comprehension (understanding) and then expressive language.
Chatterbox intervention focuses on teaching children the social skills required for talking within a small group. This includes; looking at the person talking, listening well, taking turns when talking, talking about one topic at a time and asking questions.
All interventions focus on playing games which the children really enjoy!
Code is a reading intervention delivered by Mrs Lynne Codling. The Children work either 1:1 or in small groups to give them the personal support they need.
The Project CODE X books are a series of exciting stories where the children visit 12 zones in which they have to complete a reading challenge to win a key to unlock the next zone.
Each session delivers; Phonic knowledge, tricky word reading, spelling, comprehension and most importantly enjoyment!
The children are continually assessed to ensure that they have understood and can apply the knowledge they have learnt.
Social and Emotional Support
These interventions are run by Mrs Carrie Shute, Mrs Charmaine Tyner and Erica Wright. The children enjoy their quality 1:1 or group sessions; talking about any issues or problems they might be facing. Through art, drama, sport and fun activities, the children overcome many hurdles. These interventions have shown to improve: self-esteem, self-confidence, friendship issues, worries and generally being happy at school; especially at playtimes.
MyTy Maths is an intervention run to develop basic number and calculations skills. It runs, either through 1:1 or small groups and it is targeted to each child's specific needs.