"It's a job with a rich variety of stimuli from sustained contact with individual children, right through to opportunities to influence national policy," National leader
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Any national leader positions will be advertised on the IOE's job page.
Becoming a Reading Recovery national leader
The decision to appoint at this level of leadership is a national one, and training requires a one year full-time professional development programme and ongoing, self directed part-time study at Doctoral level. This includes teaching children in Reading Recovery.
The Institute of Education (IOE), University of London is internationally accredited as a centre for the training of Reading Recovery national leaders. Training is also available in New Zealand and the USA (The Ohio State University and Texas Woman's University).
The one year full-time professional development programme includes:
- Principles and practice underpinning Reading Recovery with 'hard to teach' children in many, varied settings
- Principles and practice underpinning professional change and development of already skilled adults
- Curriculum design and development
- Advocacy and working at system level to achieve change, secure sustainability and challenge preconceptions about low attaining children
- Communicating and disseminating information about Reading Recovery at every level in education systems
The training combines both academic and practical experiences of a particularly intensive and demanding nature. Though London based it is a national and international role, involving extensive travel.
Ongoing professional development is provided within the leadership team and internationally through the International Reading Recovery Trainer Organization (IRRTO).