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One-to-one teaching for children finding reading and writing challenging

A proven early intervention for literacy learning, Reading Recovery helps 6-year-old readers and writers catch up with their classmates.

 

a homegrown literacy success story

Developed in New Zealand and now running in many other countries, Reading Recovery is one of the most extensively researched and effective early literacy interventions in the world.

Effective for accelerated literacy learning 

Based on research for the Ministry of Education

The top proven intervention

Based on best evidence synthesis from John Hopkins University

 

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working together

Success with Reading Recovery comes from teamwork. 6-year-olds who find reading and writing challenging engage in one-to-one learning with specially trained teachers, supported by their school and their classroom teacher.

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for schools

Your school’s Reading Recovery team can raise reading and writing achievement for around 80% those receiving support.

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for teachers

If you are an experienced junior class teacher, you can train to make a difference as a Reading Recovery teacher.

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for tutors

As a tutor, you can play a key role in training teachers to design and deliver individual lessons.

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Research for Reading Recovery teams

Reading Recovery has decades of success behind it and extensive research from multiple English-speaking countries. Find useful resources for supporting your team here.

IS EFFECTIVE

Repeated international studies have documented the benefits of Reading Recovery. 

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BUILDS SCHOOL CAPABILITY

Reading Recovery works best as an integral part of the school-wide literacy strategy.

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HAS LONG TERM BENEFITS

The effects on students are identifiable 10 years after participating.

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PAYS OFF

UK economists estimate that for every £1 spent on Reading Recovery, there is a societal benefit of up to £4.30.

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