What is Reading Recovery?

  • Reading Recovery (RR) is a school-based intervention designed to reduce literacy problems within an education system.
  • It is an early intervention, giving children who have particular difficulties in reading and writing after their first year in primary school, a period of intensive, individual teaching.
  • The intervention is not solely concerned with improving the reading and writing skills of the children in the age band in the mainstream class (around age six) but also helps them to develop more effective literacy strategies so that they will be able to continue to work at age appropriate levels and to progress satisfactorily in their own school’s instruction programme.
  • The school is fortunate to have a visiting Reading Recovery Teacher that delivers this programme to a number of our pupils.