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Ballykeel Primary School & Nursery Unit
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Targeted Support Mr Fisher

This year at Ballykeel I am in the privileged position to be able to offer additional literacy and numeracy to some P6 and P7 pupils.  The aim of this additional support is to help the targeted pupils succeed in literacy and numeracy by achieving their full potential.

These children have been very carefully and systematically selected by analysing their scores in standardised tests (in English, Maths & Intelligence {I.Q.}) and with professional judgement from their class teachers. Pupils are taught in small groups of 6 or 7. 

It is expected that most children should achieve Level 4, in literacy and numeracy, at the end of Key Stage 2 i.e. at the end of Primary 7.  We select children that we believe would not achieve this expected level without this additional support. A major aim, therefore, of these withdrawal groups is that selected children achieve Level 4 in Literacy & Numeracy.

Withdrawal group teachers meet with parents twice yearly to explain the support being provided, share pupil targets and suggest ways that parents can support learning at home.

Mr. J. Fisher


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12th Dec 2017
Sophie, Lewis and Zak, from Mr Fisher's P7 Literacy group, have been busy...
6th Dec 2017
We had a fantastic time commencing our new piece of writing based on Comic Strips. ...
5th Dec 2017
We've been learning about the skill of inferring and how it helps us in our reading. ...
5th Dec 2017
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