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Cardinal Road Nursery & Infant School

‘Creating Opportunities’


Wave One:

The effective inclusion of all children in a high-quality lesson There will usually be a differentiated curriculum, provided tomeet the needs of the learners.


Wave Two:

Small-group intervention (eg NLS Early Literacy Support,) for children who can be expected to 'catch up' with their peers as a result of the intervention - that is, who do not have special educational needs related specifically to learning difficulties in literacy or mathematics. Wave 2 interventions are not primarily SEN interventions. Where intervention programmes are delivered without modification within the designated year group, there is no requirement that the children be placed on School Action, although children may on occasion already be at School Action or School Action Plus. This will be where they have special educational needs such as emotional and behavioural difficulties, difficulties in communication and interaction, or sensory or physical impairment, for which they are receiving other forms of support.


Wave Three:

Specific targeted intervention for individual children identified as requiring SEN support. Children at Wave Three may have particular needs related specifically to mathematics or literacy, or needs associated with other barriers to learning. Provision at Wave Three is likely to draw on specialist advice. It may involve the adjustment of learning objectives and teaching styles and/or individual support. It aims to reduce gaps in attainment and facilitate greater access to Waves One or Two. Children receiving Wave Three support will always be placed on School Action, and on School Action Plus if an external agency is involved in assessment, planning and review.