Reading Recovery Europe


Reading Recovery Europe



Reading Recovery is an accredited school-based literacy intervention for six year olds who are the lowest attaining in reading and writing. The intervention’s goal is to enable these pupils to catch up with their classroom peers and reach age-expected levels within 20 weeks.  

We promote Reading Recovery and the high quality professional learning for teachers it provides that enable all children to achieve excellence in literacy. 

Reading Recovery Europe has responsibility for monitoring and maintaining the quality and integrity of Reading Recovery across Europe.

What we do:

Reading Recovery 


Reading Recovery Europe national leaders are experts in literacy learning and literacy difficulties internationally. 
Our bespoke consultancy service provides conference keynotes, INSET sessions and short courses which can be tailored to the needs of schools, local authorities and publishers. 


UCL Institute of Education, in association with Reading Recovery Europe, has published four books for classroom teachers that support guided reading at Key Stages 1 and 2.
These enable classroom teachers and school librarians to evaluate the reading challenge in guided reading books so that children of different abilities and ages can be matched to books of appropriate difficulty. This supports diagnostic assessment and can help teachers tailor instructions to the individual child.

For those wanting to find out more about the prevention of literacy difficulties, the history, policy and practice of Reading Recovery and the development of Every Child a Reader, we recommend Reading Recovery and Every Child a Reader .  Written in a clear and accessible style and drawing on a range of research studies, it presents the educational and economic arguments for early intervention, and the evidence for Reading Recovery's national and international success with young, socially disadvantaged and vulnerable learners.