Evidence Based Practice

Here is a list of some of the evidence based programmes and practice we use in our school.

Friends For Life

Is an evidence-based anxiety prevention and resilience building programme. The ten sessions help students, aged 4- 13 years, to develop resilience by teaching them effective strategies to cope with the normal everyday challenges they face and by helping them to develop effective coping and problem-solving skills to manage emotional distress, including worry, stress, change and anxiety. Skills learned throughout the programme help students both now and in later life.


Classroom Dina

The Dinosaur Social Skills and Problem-Solving curriculum is a child training curriculum that strengthens children’s social, emotional, and academic competencies such as understanding and communicating feelings, using effective problem-solving strategies, managing anger, practicing friendship and conversational skills, as well as appropriate classroom behaviours. The Classroom Dina is delivered 2-3 times a week by facilitators/teachers in the junior classrooms.


The Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management (TCM) Programme:

This is a classroom-based prevention and early-intervention programme designed to reduce conduct problems and promote children’s pro-social behaviour.  The programme focuses on strengthening classroom management strategies by use of evidence-based practices including: · Building positive relationships with students, parents and pupils · Building positive relationships with parents and promoting home to school consistency · Preventing behaviour problems using proactive approaches.


Restorative Practice

We are a Restorative Practice school. Restorative Practice is based primarily on a set of core values and the explicit promotion and enhancement of particular skills such as the ability to empathise and to find solutions to specific problems. Through the development of empathy, and promoting understanding of perspective taking, people can learn to respect each other and where someone is coming from in terms of their own expression of thought and feelings. In our efforts to show empathy, as human beings we are able to harness the notion of fairness into our relationships, and therefore can also account for our own actions and hold others to account for theirs.


Maths Recovery

Maths Recovery offers a unique approach to extending children’s number knowledge, understanding and strategies. The programme offers an extremely detailed profiles-based assessment of pupils in respect of these areas and provides a framework for individual, group or class-based instruction which is suitable not only for pupils who are experiencing difficulties but also for average and more able children. Maths Recovery involves intensive daily one-to-one lessons with a specially trained Maths Recovery teacher. We currently have three Maths Recovery teachers on our staff.


Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery is a licensed, school-based, short-term, early literacy intervention.  It is designed for children aged around six who are struggling with literacy. Reading Recovery involves intensive one-to-one lessons several times a week with a specially trained Reading Recovery teacher. We currently have two Reading Recovery teachers on our staff. The goal is for children to become effective readers and writers, who are able to work within the average band of their class, at age-appropriate levels of literacy.



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