Every Child a Counter

Bevendean Primary School has proudly become an Every Child Counts school with the introduction of a number of Maths interventions.

Numbers Count is aimed at the lowest achieving children from years 2 to 6.  The children are supported in a minimum of 3 lessons per week, either 1-to-1 sessions or in small groups of up to 3.  The support continues for 40-60 lessons of 30-40minutes each.  Children make on average 17 months progress during this time which helps them to catch up with their classmates.

Our Numbers Count teacher also provides a programme for Key Stage 2, Success@Arithmetic which provides children in years 5 and 6 with additional support with written and mental calculations.  The children are in small groups of up to 4 and have 30-40minute lessons, 3 to 5 times a week for 10 weeks.  Children generally make an average of 14months progress with this support.

We are currently introducing 1st Class @ Number, an intervention aimed at supporting children in year 2.  Mrs Essex will be working with a group of 4 children for 30 minutes 3 times a week for 10 weeks to give the children a boost in written and mental calculations.  Children who complete this intervention generally make 9 months progress.

Every Child a Reader

Bevendean is proud to have been an Every Child a Reader school for over 4 years.

As a reading Recovery teacher, Emily Cullen supports our lowest achieving children in Key Stage 1 with their literacy learning.

Reading Recovery is an early intervention for children who have made very little progress in reading and writing during their first year at school.

In addition to quality first teaching in the classroom, children receiving Reading Recovery have an individual reading and writing lesson every day for 30-40 minutes for up to 20 weeks. As part of the programme, parents are invited to come and see a lesson and books and a cut up sentence are sent home every day for homework.

At the end of that time, many of the children will have caught up with their classmates and can read and write at an age appropriate level.

Those children who don't meet an age appropriate level will still have made great progress and are referred to our SENCO.