What is Same Day Intervention?
Same Day Intervention is designed to provide targeted support, so that all pupils can attain a good level of mathematics understanding - preventing an achievement gap from emerging.
How does Same Day Intervention work?
The intervention introduces a new structure and approach to Maths teaching for Year 5 pupils.
The teacher demonstrates a topic, before children complete five or six questions related to that topic. This part of the lesson lasts for approximately 30 minutes.
There's then a 15 minute ‘progress pit-stop’, during which teachers mark pupils’ work using a rapid marking code and pupils either attend a short assembly or are taught by Teaching Assistants. This pit-stop is a key part of the intervention.
After the pit-stop, students are grouped according to their activity performance:
- Those who grasped the concept receive further instruction from Teaching Assistants in reasoning and problem-solving.
- Those who have not yet understood the topic are provided with more intense support from the teacher to address common misconceptions and embed learning, ensuring all students can grasp concepts by the end of the lesson.
SDI lessons last for one hour, excluding the ‘pit stop’.
The approach of ensuring any misconceptions are addressed in the same day is influenced by the successful Shanghai model of education.