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:
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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.

Important news

The impact of Reading Recovery ten years after intervention

‘Two independent research reports commissioned by the KPMG Foundation into the long-term benefits of Reading Recovery, reveal that the intervention helps close the GCSE attainment gap between these children and their peers. The research shows that Reading Recovery has the potential to deliver up to £1.2 billion to the economy in the form of increased lifetime earnings and reduced costs for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) services.’

Read the full KPMG press release.

Read the UCL press release.

KPMG, 5 December 2018

Reading scheme at age 5 helps GCSE success

Reading Recovery participants more than twice as likely than similar children to achieve five or more good GCSEs 10 years later.

TES, 5 December 2018