We have developed Intensive English Classes (IEC) to support students across the school who do not meet an agreed level of reading at certain points in their age development according to the British National Curriculum. These students are either withdrawn from their class or receive support within their class to help them improve their proficiency in English so that they can meet the requirements of the school's curriculum.
IEC students are grouped for guided reading and spelling learning with other students from across their Key Stage and taught strategies to support their reading and spelling development. In withdrawal sessions they are taught basic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills that will enable them to speak and write grammatically correct sentences and respond to texts more confidently. Once they have reached the agreed required proficiency level in this class, the amount of support will be decreased and they will join their class in literacy learning sessions.
For students that have identified as having Additional Learning Needs (ALN), Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are written by teachers to ensure that these students receive additional support from the learning assistant, or learning support assistant where appropriated. These targets are recorded on the IEP and shared with parents so that the support can be given at home and the school can work together with the parents to offer the student the additional support needed.