Heba Al-Jayoosi

How to build sustainable interventions

Instead of taking individual pupils out of lessons with no long-term inclusive solution, Heba Al-Jayoosi believes she has found a way to carry out successful interventions without splitting the class

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The children are working their way around the four different language activities set up in their Year 1 classroom. The content is highly specific, the kind that you would usually only see in speech and language interventions. But every child is taking part and there is not a speech and language therapist in sight. The activities are being directed by the class teacher, who supports one group while the other three groups are supported by teaching assistants (two of whom are borrowed from other classes).

You go next door. Here, the Reception class are in the midst of PE and there appears to be a ...

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