Running interventions: top tips

Use our practical tips to set your interventions up for success. Share our template letter so parents are aware of the interventions in place for their child, and use our reporting sheet to make sure teachers are kept informed of the progress their pupils are making.

Last reviewed on 16 December 2022
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  1. Make sure your staff work closely together 
  2. Report on progress after each session 
  3. Careful timetabling is essential
  4. Pick a suitable location
  5. Pupil engagement
  6. Parental engagement

Make sure your staff work closely together 

The role of the SENCO

The SENCO has overall responsibility for SEN provision in the school. 

They work with the teachers to assess pupils for SEN and determine how to adapt provision to meet their needs. This will likely include overseeing interventions and their impact on pupil progress.

See our article on evaluating intervention strategies to help monitor the effectiveness of your interventions. 

The role of teachers

Teachers have ultimate responsibility for the progress of their pupils, regardless of whether someone else is running the intervention. 

It's their job to identify who would benefit from interventions and flag them to the SENCO.

They should have a clear understanding of where the pupil requires extra support and, where necessary, set clear objectives for each intervention. 

For example:

Teachers should maintain