Springboard Expert Plus (Primary)
Springboard Expert Plus utilises the knowledge of our qualified staff with additional one-to-one literacy support provided by highly-trained volunteers.
Each Springboard for Children centre is run by a Springboard Centre Manager who is a qualified practitioner (a graduate with an additional Level 5 qualification in Specific Learning Difficulties or higher).
Our centres cater for a minimum of 18 pupils who are referred to us by the school SENCo and who are usually on School Action plus.
Key Stage 1 referrals are usually children working below national expectations in reading and writing who will not be making as much progress academically, socially or emotionally as is expected for their age. Our support caters for them as they require individualised planning beyond classroom differentiation as they are learning and developing outside the range of the majority of peers in the year group.
Key Stage 2 referrals are children, who are working below national expectations in reading, writing, (including spelling) speaking and listening and are not predicted to reach Level 4 at the end of Key Stage 2.
These children receive two 45 minute sessions of one-to-one tutoring every week during term time. The sessions are delivered by highly trained volunteers who are supervised by a Springboard Teaching Coordinator. Our staff work closely with class teachers to support pupils to achieve their literacy targets. Their progress is closely monitored and reviewed at the end of each term. Our aim is for your pupils to make progress towards narrowing the gap of achievement between themselves and their peers after three terms.
Our Springboard Lesson Plans are scripted for easy use by volunteers and closely mirror the phases of development in The Letters and Sounds Programme. Each lesson follows a session guide where cumulative multi-sensory activities planned from our tailored phonic intervention are applied into either reading, writing or speaking and listening in a meaningful context. These sessions contribute to improvement in language and reading comprehension and the compositional aspects or writing.
Each pupil's progress is recorded in their Observational Profile which is reviewed and updated each session.