Every Child A Reader (ECAR) is a means of organising and managing a range of effective literacy interventions, for children struggling to read and write in Key Stage 1, 2 and 3. It is a school-based approach which aims to ensure that every child achieves success in literacy through carefully targeted support.
At the core of the ECAR strategy is Reading Recovery, which provides intensive teaching for the very lowest attaining children and professional support for school staff offering less intensive interventions.
There are three strands to this service:
1. Reading Recovery Training - Initial Training. Train a new ECAR teacher. Teachers are trained and supported by PCC's Teacher Leader who provides challenging, in-depth professional learning and support via strong monitoring and quality assurance. Teachers are accredited on completion of 1 year training in line with Institute of Education, University of London guidelines.
2. Reading Recovery Training - CPD. This provides accredited ECAR teachers with the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which they require to maintain their accreditation. In addition, all schools signing up for this will receive support in maintaining an ‘ECAR Teachers’ Network for sharing best practice and maintaining ECAR accreditation status for existing Reading Recovery teachers. Every Child a Reader (ECAR) is a trademarked standard which only schools with a Reading Recovery teacher are entitled to use.
3. A programme of literacy support packages, training (scheduled, or in-school bespoke) and other support which is available for purchase by both ECAR and non-ECAR schools.