Key Stage 3


Supporting wellbeing to improve attendance, behaviour and attainment.
~ Louise Lester

What is an Intervention?

Interventions allow school staff to identify gaps or barriers to
learning/progress. When a barrier has been identified, school can implement
effective interventions or refer to outside agencies to support students to
overcome these barriers and reach their full potential.

Why may a student need intervention?

There are many reasons a student at our school may need interventions, but
the purpose of the intervention is always the same: to support the student in
being able to access life and/or education and overcome any barriers to enable them to reach their full potential. Each student is unique and any interventions implemented are tailored to their individual needs.

Types of interventions offered at New Heights Key stage 3

  • Behavioural interventions – to help support and encourage positive behaviours.
  • Collaborative interventions – group sessions to enhance social functioning and encourage shared learning.
  • One to one intervention – targeted person-centred interventions.
  • Classroom-based interventions – support/interventions integrated within the classroom.
  • Peer tutoring – to encourage active learning and critical thinking.
  • Social, emotional and wellbeing interventions – to support students decision making skills, interactions with others, resilience and self-management of emotions.
  • Metacognition and self-regulation – encouraging self-reflection, self-awareness, recognition of personal triggers and implementing strategies for regulation.

These interventions can be delivered by trained staff within school or by
referring the student to an outside agency.

Within school

Support and interventions offered within school include:

  • The Thrive approach – supports social skills and emotional well-being.
  • Lego therapy – social development programme.
  • Sensory circuits – sensory integration programme.
  • B.E.S.T – Behaviour and Emotional Support Team, offering support at times of emotional and behavioural times of dysregulation.
  • Parent Engagement team – promoting multi-agency collaboration.
  • ELSA – social and emotional literacy support.
  • SAFE – supporting young people at risk of violence and re-engaging them in to education.
At New Heights KS3 we also work with and refer to the following outside agencies:
  • Prevent – Safeguarding those at risk of radicalisation.
  • Targeted services – Multi agency services, working with young people at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system.
  • We are with You – confidential support surrounding drugs and alcohol.
  • YPAS – wellbeing and therapeutic services for children and young people.
  • CAMHS – Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services – emotional and mental health support.
  • Positive futures – access to support, guidance and opportunities for young people aged 8-24 years.
  • CELLS – education for children and young people on the consequences of crime.
  • YOT – Youth Offending Team – support for young people who get in to trouble with the law.
  • School police officer – promoting pro-social behaviour, mentoring support and information.