New Reading Recovery website

The European Centre for Reading Recovery, based at the Institute of Education, has redeveloped its website.

The website which went live this week, is the first of the IOE's satellite sites to move onto its new Content Management System, acting as a pilot for others to follow.

Reading Recovery is a short-term intervention for children who have the lowest achievement in literacy learning in their first year at school. Children are taught individually for 30 minutes each day for an average of 20 weeks. After that they are usually able to work within their class at age-appropriate levels of literacy.

The IOE said that the website “now provides a deeper conceptualization of the literacy intervention with information for education authorities, schools and parents/guardians, as well as reports, research and case studies”.

Julia Douetil, Reading Recovery national trainer/coordinator, said: "We have a great story to tell, and people want to hear it. This website will help us to communicate more effectively with those who have a direct interest in Reading Recovery and need more depth of information; those with a passing interest who need to find basic facts quickly and easily; and those who want to tell us about their concerns, insights and successes."

Since gaining central funding in 2008, Reading Recovery has nearly doubled in size from around 7,000 to 12,000 children in only two years. There are more than 1,500 specially trained Reading Recovery teachers throughout the UK and Ireland.