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We run Intervention Groups within the Inclusion Base in order to provide support to learners who require additional English and Maths development alongside their mainstream lessons.  Our intervention is mapped out according to individual learner need and is based on early assessments and observations of learners to determine the most suitable provision for them.  We welcome parental views and encourage parents to talk to us about their children’s needs and aspirations for the future. 

In addition to the Nurture, Fresh Start and Moving On programmes running across Key Stage 3 (for which we usually make the decision to withdraw learners from their Modern Foreign Languages lessons), we also run a Key Stage 4 programme, called Altern8.  This programme was established in order that students can work towards qualifications alongside a core of GSSE topics, allowing for the best possible outcome for learners who may struggle to achieve academically.

Intervention Model 

Key Stage 3 Intervention

Nurture My World

Year 7

All students in Year 7 have My World as a topic-based subject combining History, Geography, RE and ICT.  A number of learners are identified on a half-termly basis who might need additional support and they receive their My World lessons in small groups with a Nurture-trained member of staff. The work is heavily scaffolded and tailored to students’ pace and needs. The focus is on the social aspects of learning as well as the subject content with the aim of boosting students’ confidence at a pace that is accessible to most. Some students may stay in Nurture My World all year.

Moving On

Years 8 and 9


These learners are usually those who have accessed Nurture My World and continue to need some additional intervention for the development of their English and Maths skills.  They will be withdrawn from some mainstream lessons to attend Moving On sessions during the week.

Key Stage 4 Intervention


Years 9 and 10

These learners are identified as likely to need a more varied learning offer throughout Key Stage 4; Altern8 will provide them with learning opportunities outside the classroom, underpinning the skills needed to achieve a minimum of 5 GCSEs on their mainstream programme.  Altern8 provides an alternative curriculum to the Progress 8 Ebacc GCSE programme, in order that learners can achieve qualifications that may take them on a path towards more practical subjects in Further Education.


Forest School

We have an on-site Forest school which offers holistic growth through regular sessions. The safe, non-judgemental, and nurturing environment supports and develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands on experiences in a natural setting. Sessions are delivered by a trained Forest School leader, and we aim to support participants to become resilient, reflective, and independent learners.

We also provide:

  • Key Worker Support
  • Lunchtime activity groups for those that benefit from supported social opportunities
  • Lunchtime homework club to support with managing the demands of homework deadlines
  • Visual timetables for those that need support to make sense of the mainstream timetable
  • Pre- and Post-study support where needed to access certain aspects of the curriculum
  • Intervention Groups – more can be found on these by clicking the link to the left.



To contact the Intervention leaders, please use the details below:

Intervention Lead:

Rachel Hunt (Assistant Headteacher/SENDCo)


Sally McQuillan

Fresh Start/Moving On:

Suzanne Tuck


Sandy Sanders

Forest School:

Sam Cliffe