Alvaston Junior Academy

Alvaston Junior Academy

How we adapt the curriculum at AJA

Class teacher input via excellent targeted classroom teaching also known as Quality First Teaching.

For your child this would mean:

  • That the teacher has the highest possible expectations for your child and all pupils in their class.
  • That all teaching is based on building on what your child already knows, can do and can understand.
  • Different ways of teaching are in place so that your child is fully involved in learning in class. This may involve things like using more practical learning.
  • Specific strategies (which may be suggested by the SENCO or outside staff) are in place to support your child to learn.
  • Your child’s teacher will have carefully checked on your child’s progress through the use of School Tracking Systems, National curriculum tests, internal tests and assessments. A pupil’s progress will be assessed regularly and shared with parents, pupils and professionals involved.

Specific group work within a smaller group of children.

This group, often called Intervention groups by schools, may be:

  • Run in the classroom or outside.
  • Run by a teacher or most often a Teaching assistant who has had training to run these groups.
  • He/ She will engage in group sessions with specific targets to help him/her to make more progress.

Specialist groups run by outside agencies e.g Speech and Language therapy OR Occupational therapy groups.

For children who have been identified by the class teacher as needing some extra specialist support in school from a professional outside the school.

This may be from:

  • Local Authority central services such as the ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Outreach Team or Sensory Service ( for students with a hearing or visual need).
  • Outside agencies such as the Speech and Language therapy (SALT) Service.
  • Educational Psychology support.


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