Reading Recovery Programme

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The Initial Professional Development (IPD) course, internationally recognised and accredited by the UCL Institute of Education, is led by a Reading Recovery teacher leader (Louise Harding). It is a part-time course spread across a full school year.


Why should I attend?

You are an experienced teacher with a passion for improving literacy who is ready for two key challenges:

  1. You will take the lowest attaining children, who have made virtually no progress in literacy in their first year at school, and within 12 to 20 weeks transform them into enthusiastic, able and independent readers and writers who will continue to learn as if they never had problems.
  2. You will change the way people in your school think about literacy teaching and learning, especially for disadvantaged children and those who struggle.


To support you to meet these challenges head-on, you will be given:

  • 20 half day professional development sessions with live lesson observation.
  • one day professional development to support strategic leadership of literacy.
  • four support visits to your school to provide intensive, individual support and help the school management team to develop an effective and efficient implementation.
  • additional remote support as needed.
  • access to a secure, user-friendly data system for monitoring and reporting. This enables you to track the progress of children receiving literacy support and generate reports to support the strategic leadership of intervention and quality assurance agenda.


What will the course cover?

The course will cover:

  • the theoretical basis for the Reading Recovery approach.
  • observation and discussion of live lessons.
  • detailed analysis of teaching and learning.
  • support for the strategic leadership of literacy.
  • the effective use of assessment for early literacy.
  • strategies to deliver whole school impact.
  • exploration of a range of literacy interventions that effectively target literacy needs.
  • an approach for monitoring impact at the individual and whole-school level.
  • guidance on how to support parents. This enhances your confidence to work with parents, share details of their child's learning, and to engage them with their child's literacy.



Who should attend?

  • Senior Leader
  • Middle Leader
  • Head of Department
  • Deputy Head
  • Subject Lead/ Coordinator
  • Teacher



Cost: £2,800.



Booking confirmation including access information and important pre-course information will be sent to you upon booking.


Please check your junk inbox if you do not receive your booking confirmation and ensure you mark the sender as safe to enable you to receive any further pre-course information or changes.



Contact information

For specific enquiries about this course, please contact Louise Harding at


For general booking or CPD enquiries please contact

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