The Early Intervention Scheme

Trinity Road Primary School offers a limited number of spaces in the Early Intervention Scheme, part of the school’s Enhanced Provision for children with speech, sound and language difficulties or delays.

An Early Intervention place will usually last for approximately one school year, during which time pupils will receive a high level of intensive therapy.

Parents can request an Early Intervention Scheme (EIS) place at Trinity Road Primary School when:

  • Their child has a speech sound delay or difficulty, or a mild language delay or difficulty
  • Parents wish to retain a place in their allocated local mainstream school

When your child’s needs have been addressed, they will return to their local mainstream school, with some outreach support.

Children will need to be able to access the mainstream classroom largely independently for our offer to be effective. We are unable to offer 1:1 or significant support for class-based lessons. Children in the Early Intervention Scheme will receive all their lessons within the mainstream classroom.

The funding for the Early Intervention Scheme is used to source and develop expertise around speech and language only. Therefore, it is not suitable for children with moderate or significant social communication difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Condition or children with wide-ranging/complex needs that compete or coexist alongside speech or language needs.

Children who are offered a place and who live more than two miles away from Trinity Road Primary School will be eligible for free school transport, arranged through Essex County Council.

Children on our Early Intervention Scheme receive intensive therapy, with an aim for them to be clinically resolved by the end of their time with us, or shortly after.

Staff from the enhanced provision will work with parents/carers and the allocated mainstream school in order to plan the best way to meet your child’s needs.

Parents are supported with practice materials and demonstrations on how to embed, generalise and practice the skills their children are developing at home. This is an integral part of the offer, as children spend the majority of their time outside school.

You will be invited to One-Plan meetings each term. This is an opportunity for children, parents and professionals to share information, celebrate success, discuss progress ans set new targets and outcomes. Parents are invited to regularly attend therapy sessions.

We welcome visits from parents and carers of children we can support; call 01245 354 517 or email to book.

If this doesn’t sound quite right for your child, explore the other strand to our Enhanced Provision, the Language Hub: