Nine and Three Quarters - Vision

To enable pupils to make outstanding progress in their learning. As learning is determined by supporting the needs of children to access learning, with effective teaching and opportunities, the department's vision is to support the individual to minimize the barriers to learning through a personalised provision that reduces anxieties and supplies children with strategies to internalize in order to self-regulate and build confidence in their self.

Aims of 'Nine and Three Quarters'

  • To effectively support children to access the curriculum through interventions that reduce barriers to learning
  • To ensure learning challenges and behaviour challenges are identified quickly through analysis, with appropriate outcome-driven interventions applied, monitored for effectiveness and checked for impact
  • To promote the process and structure of9 3/4 within the school as a collaborative unit that works with class teachers to identify pupils and supports them through effective leadership of intervention

'Nine and Three Quarters' Objectives

  • To ensure staff are aware of their role and responsibilities towards supporting pupils in the areas of communication, PSD and Kinaesthesia
  • To adopt a consistent approach to the identification of pupils needing intervention
  • To establish clear processes by which intervention will take place and how it will be recorded and evaluated for impact

'Nine and Three Quarters' - Environment

The department, Nine 3/4 is located centrally in the school and is made up of spaces that form a hub of intervention that the whole school can access.

The intended Creation of the suite of rooms for Spring 2018:


Nine and Three Quarters Room
Occupational Therapy interventions, Speech and Language interventions and Sensory Diet Programmes take place in this space.
The Platform
A calm space for pupils to use when they are anxious, distressed, tired or wanting quiet space.
The Station
For children who are unable to work in class at any given time. Children may likely transition here to either complete a debrief form with a member of staff if appropriate or teaching staff will be able to use this room as and when required. A TEACCH approach is set up for some of our pupils with ASD. A range of resources are available for staff to continue teaching.
The Ticket Office
A base used for longer-term behaviour interventions to support pupils access learning and develop pride in their achievements.
The 1:1 Intervention Room
For learning interventions - academic, social and emotional needs. 1:1 Speech and Lanaguage Therapy will often take place in this space.
The Sensory Room
Will consist visual and auditory equipment, including a Bubble Tube and projector, coloured lights and sound equipment.

Types of Intervention

'Nine and Three Quarters' works within a strong multidisciplinary approach to combine a range of therapies to meet children's individual needs, offering pupils a rewarding experience. Our emphasis lies in recognizing pupils' strengths and successes and providing strategies for them to overcome their learning challenges.

Class teachers are responsible for matching their teaching to the individual needs of the children, therefore providing appropriate intervention at a classroom level.

The following interventions are offered to pupils at St Luke's School.
  • Booster reading sessions using the Read, Write Inc Programme amongst other strategies
  • Individual and group literacy and numeracy interventions, using a multi-sensory approach
  • Social Stories and Comic Strip Stories
  • Sensory workshops and sensory diets
  • Attention Autism
  • Lego therapy
  • Sensory Stories
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Life Skills - lunch club and breakfast club
  • Horse Therapy and Donkey Therapy
  • Rebound Therapy
  • Counseling
  • Art Therapy
  • Play Therapy