Pen-Y-Bryn Primary School

Where children come first

What is an intervention?

During their school lives, many pupils will require some form of catch-up support or intervention to ensure they are making progress to the best of their ability.


An intervention is an intensive, short-term programme that focuses on specific areas of need. For example, if your child needs a little extra support with their reading, they may join our Rainbow Readers intervention group for a term. The focus here is on improving your child's ability to read and understand a variety of texts with greater independence. If your child makes good progress, they may not need any further intervention with reading.


It is important to remember that all pupils make progress at different rates and a few pupils may require a little longer in order to progress. We will always aim to keep you informed and up-to-date with your child's progress in school.


If you would like more information about our interventions and catch-up programmes please see your child's Class Teacher. Our intervention and catch-up programmes are universally available to all pupils who require them.