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Boosting Reading Potential - BRP

Boosting Reading Potential was developed to help children become better readers by providing specialist training for adults supporting them in school. At Burradon Community Primary we have trained Teaching Assistants who deliver the sessions to children most in need of extra reading support.


The 20-minute sessions delivered over a 15 week period follow a common structure, focussing on the development of independent reading strategies. Teaching Assistants encourage children to discuss the text whilst giving appropriate prompts for the child to independently problem solve any difficulties they may encounter in the book.


Each sessions follows a similar format:

  1. Re-read one or two familiar books
  2. Read a book prepared the previous day - a Running Record is taken on this book.
  3. Introduce a new text to be read the following day.


On exiting the BRP programme the children gain independence, confidence and enjoyment of reading.






1stClass@Writing is a structured `light touch`Year 3 intervention for a group of up to 4 pupils who need support to improve their spelling, handwriting, grammar and punctuation. The children learn how to apply these skills to a range of writing genres. The aim of the programme is to equip and motivate pupils to write independently by enabling them to:

  • communicate effectively and write with confidence
  • understand differences between the written and spoken word
  • develop spoken and written vocabulary
  • understand the process of writing from planning,composing,revising to editing
  • behave as writers by developing concentration,stamina,writing as a reader and reading as a writer
  • write with a fluent hand,correctly forming letters for fluency and legibility
  • ​develop a love of words and language


At Burradon Primary this intervention is led by a trained teaching assistant, Mrs Bainbridge.

The programme is based on a Pirate Writing Crew theme and is delivered outside the classroom, in addition to pupils`literacy lessons.

Here are some photos of the Pirate Crew enjoying their writing sessions.





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Numbers Count

Every Child Counts

Every Child Counts ( ECC ) is a partnership between Edge Hill University and the Department for Education. It enables the lowest attaining children in Years 1 to 6 and beyond to make greater progress towards expected levels of attainment in mathematics.


ECC aims to raise standards in school mathematics at three levels:


  1. Intensive Numbers Count intervention led by a specialist Numbers Count teacher.
  2. Lighter touch 1st Class@Number 1and 2 sessions given by a trained Teaching Assistant.
  3. Wider support led by the Numbers Count teacher: drop-in sessions for staff to view resources /ideas and liaising with staff who deliver Mental Maths sessions.


Numbers Count

Numbers Count is an intensive one-to-one programme led by a specialist Numbers Count teacher.

Lessons can be delivered individually or in small groups to children who have the greatest difficulties in mathematics. Children are assessed on entry and exit using the Sandwell Early Numeracy Test. Follow up tests are taken after 3months and 6months and children who have exited the programme are monitored closely by class teachers.


The Daily Lesson

Children working individually with their Numbers Count teacher have a 30 minute daily lesson three or five times a week. Pairs and trios have a 40 minute lesson. By the end of the programme each child will have completed around 40 lessons.


 Lessons are positive, lively and fun and follow a structured format every day.


The Numbers Count teacher writes a Diagnostic Assessment Record and an Individual Learning Plan. The ILP informs the teacher on which areas to focus the learning in lessons and build on what the child already knows.


Most children who exit the programme gain in number age and equally importantly, gain confidence in numeracy back in the classroom.


For further information please visit the Every Child Counts website:






Numbers Count

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1st Class@Number 1 is a mathematical programme based around a 'Post office 'theme.  The children enjoy using their number skills to organise  the postman's letters, count the stamps and work out the price of parcels. It's great fun! The children take home activities so they can practise what they have been learning.




If your child needs help with mathematics, they may be placed on the 1stClass@Number2 programme.

The sessions are run by Mrs Hopper who is trained to deliver the programme at Burradon Primary. The lessons are designed to be fun for the children, with games, activities and discussions about the mathematics they are learning. 

The programme is very similar to the 1stClass@Number1 programme in that they both follow a Post Office theme.

The children continue to take part in their daily maths lesson with their class teacher. Mrs Hopper and the class teacher work together and meet regularly to discuss the children's progress.


Mrs Ward is the Link Teacher for all our Every Child Counts interventions.

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The children enjoyed using their skills to work out missing numbers.  


Success@Arithmetic is a `light touch` calculation based intervention programme for learners in Upper KS2.


It is delivered to a small group of pupils by a trained Teaching Assistant and a Link teacher. At Burradon Primary we have two trained TA`s - Mrs H Hopper and Mrs C Bainbridge.

Mrs S Ward is the Link Teacher for the programme.


Success@Arithmetic aims to raise the attainment of learners who have difficulties with arithmetic. It helps them to make accelerated progress and to catch up with their peers, becoming confident at calculation.


A detailed diagnostic assessment is made of each learner`s needs and staff select appropriate steps to build a pathway for each child. There are 24 steps, organised into 4 strands:

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division


Teaching sessions last 40 minutes and take place 3 times a week for approximately 8 weeks.


Sessions are positive, encouraging and fun!

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