Wave 3 - targeted approaches for SEN children

Wave 3 is a part of the Primary Strategy model of effective provision in schools for literacy and mathematics.

There are three ‘waves’ of intervention to ensure that all children have their needs met:

  • Wave 1 - The effective inclusion of all children in a daily and high quality literacy hour and daily mathematics lesson;
  • Wave 2 - Additional small-group intervention for children who can be expected to catch-up with their peers as a result of the intervention;
  • Wave 3 - Specific targeted approaches for children identified as requiring SEN support (on School Action, School Action Plus or with a Statement of special educational needs).

Where effective provision is in place at Wave 1 and 2, it reduces the overall requirement for Wave 3 support.

It is also easier to identify which children will require more focused Wave 3 intervention.

Wave 3 Guidance for Schools


For further information please contact:

Michael May, improvement adviser (secondary)
Tel: (01482) 392403
Email: michael.may@eastriding.gov.uk

Tim Greenway, improvement adviser (secondary)
Tel: (01482) 392404
Email: tim.greenway@eastriding.gov.uk

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