The Interventions Team at The Richard Barnes Academy identify and support pupils that need additional help, allowing them to close attainment gaps and reach their full potential. The interventions are carefully planned to support pupil’s independent learning needs and improve their access, participation and achievement in the classroom.

We offer academic, social and welfare interventions and these are tailored to meet the needs of the individual pupils.  The interventions team are an integral part of the school and the work that they carry out is crucial in supporting pupils, meeting individual needs and closing attainment gaps.

How are pupils targeted for intervention?

Progress data is used to identify pupils who will benefit from academic interventions.  Therapeutic and welfare interventions address the emotional and social well-being of the pupils.  There are a range of interventions to encompass all levels of need. 

Boxall data is used to support professional judgement in referrals for therapeutic and welfare interventions which target specific individual needs. Learners can self-refer to an intervention – please see your form tutor or a member of the interventions team.