Interventions are sessions which are run for approximately 30 minutes, normally by a teaching assistant, in the afternoon. They are either run on a one to one basis or in small groups of no more than 6. The sessions focus on specific areas of need and are delivered at a slower pace, with very practical hands on sessions. Children can learn at their own pace and, more importantly, remember what they have learned. The idea behind interventions, is that they fill the gaps in a child’s learning and allow them to return to class and keep up with the work being taught by the class teacher.