Button Lane, Manchester, Lancashire, M23 0ND

0161 945 1965

Button Lane Primary School

Only the best is good enough

Intervention Programmes

Intervention programmes have a crucial role to play in continuing to raise standards. We carefully monitor children's progress and target support to help children who need to 'catch up' to ensure that all children make progress. Effective targeting and monitoring of the use of intervention programmes is vital if all children are to reach their potential.

Numbers Count

Numbers Count is a numeracy intervention. It aims to enable children who have the greatest difficulties with mathematics to make greater progress towards expected levels of attainment so that they will catch up with their peers.

A Numbers Count teacher normally teaches several children every morning or afternoon, liaising closely with class teachers to review and plan together for the children's progress. The teacher sets regular homework and meets parents to discuss how they can support their children’s learning at home. Numbers Count 1 is designed mainly for children in Years 1 to 3; Numbers Count 2 is designed mainly for children in Years 4 to 8.

In both interventions, children normally have daily, 30-minute lessons with a specially-trained Numbers Count teacher in addition to continuing to take part in their normal class mathematics lessons. 

Mrs Gair is our Number's Count teacher.

Boosting Reading @ Primary

BoostingReading@Primary programme supports the acquisition of good reading skills and is specifically designed to improve the way children read, enabling them to be independent problem-solvers who read with understanding and enjoyment.

BoostingReading@Primary is a 10 week intervention programme delivered one-to-one, by a trained adult three times a week. Each session lasts 15 minutes and includes:

  • Practising independent reading skills on familiar texts

  • Ongoing assessment

  • Working on unfamiliar text with support, leading to independence and understanding


A number of Teaching Assistants are trained to deliver BR@P across KS1 and KS2 at Button Lane.