Boosting Reading Potential (BRP)
Additional literacy support delivered by trained teaching assistants and volunteers on a one-to-one basis, which may be supported by Reading Recovery teachers.
Cluster of neighbouring teacher leader providers working together to implement Every Child a Reader in England.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Professional development for already trained Reading Recovery teachers, as part of their ongoing accreditation.
Discontinued (outcome from Reading Recovery lessons)
Children who have successfully completed the Reading Recovery programme and have made accelerated progress to reach the average level for their age in reading, and are said to have had their lesson series discontinued.
European Centre for Reading Recovery
Based at the Institute of Education the European Centre for Reading Recovery provides leadership and coordination for Reading Recovery in the UK and Ireland, support for Reading Recovery in Denmark and management of Every Child a Reader in England.
Every Child a Reader (ECaR)
Every Child a Reader is a means of organising and managing a range of effective literacy support for children struggling to read and write in Key Stage 1. The trained Reading Recovery teacher provide appropriate and intensive teaching for the lowest attaining children and supports the provision of different programmes for other children needing help with reading and writing.
Fischer Family Trust (FFT)
A reading and writing programme delivered by trained teaching assistants on a one-to-one basis, which may be supported by Reading Recovery teachers.
Incomplete (outcome from Reading Recovery lessons)
Children who were part way through their series of lessons when Reading Recovery ceased to be offered in the school.
Initial Professional Development (IPD)
Year long, part time, accredited professional development for new Reading Recovery teachers.
Short term additional provision of some kind, intended to change outcomes, e.g. a series of specialist lessons to improve literacy.
The Institute of Education, University of London
The International Reading Recovery Trainers Organization (IRRTO) provides leadership for all entities affiliated with the Reading Recovery early literacy intervention founded by Dr. Marie M. Clay.
Link Manager (LM)
Area level manager with direct responsibility for Reading Recovery implementation. Some documents refer to the manager as Link Support Person (LSP).
Literacy Lessons Designed for Individuals (LLDfI)
Core text used by Reading Recovery professionals. 'Literacy Lessons Designed for Individuals: Part One Why? When? And How?' and 'Literacy Lessons Designed for Individuals: Part Two Teaching Procedures' both Clay, M. M., (2005), Heinemann, Auckland.
Local Authority (LA)
Area level administrative structure, with oversight of a number of schools. May vary in size to cover a district, borough, city or county.
A set of systematic observation assessment tools to help teachers measure early literacy. Standardised on an English population in 2010. 'An Observation Survey of Early Literacy', M. M. Clay, (2002), Heinemann, Auckland.
On-going (outcome from Reading Recovery lessons)
Children who started Reading Recovery lessons late in the school year, and had not completed it at the point of data collection, but who will do so in the new school year.
Quality first teaching
Effective provision for all children of daily, high quality, literacy teaching.
Reading Recovery (RR)
A trademarked short term intensive early literacy programme for low attaining five or six year olds, delivered by specially qualified teachers who have undertaken accredited professional development training.
Reading Recovery national leaders
Specialist Reading Recovery leaders, trained at Doctoral level, with national oversight of Reading Recovery. National leaders train and support teacher leaders, provide research, monitoring and quality assurance at national and regional level. Based at the IOE.
Reading Recovery teacher
Specialist teacher who has successfully completed an accredited Reading Recovery Initial Professional Development (IPD) course, and meets the criteria for continued accreditation in the role.
Reading Recovery teacher leader (TL)
Specialist trained and accredited provider, who has completed the MA level teacher leader course. A teacher leader has regional oversight of Reading Recovery, trains and supports teachers and provides monitoring and quality assurance at local level.
Referred (outcome from Reading Recovery lessons)
Children who have completed a series of daily lessons with a Reading Recovery teacher, but have not made accelerated progress to catch up to their peers, are 'referred' back to the school for further assessment and long-term support.
Reading Recovery in Primary Literacy Leadership, a module in the Advanced Education Practice Programme by which qualified Reading Recovery teachers can gain credits towards a Masters level degree.
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Contract for provision of services by IOE to teacher leader providers implementing the Reading Recovery intervention.
Simple View of Reading
The simple view of reading focuses on word recognition and on language comprehension, with a sound base in systematic synthetic phonics.
Synthetic phonics is the process of blending (synthesising) the individual sounds in a word together, working from left to right, to read them.
Systematic phonics refers to phonics teaching which is done regularly, discretely, explicitly and in an agreed and rational sequence.
Talking Partners (TP)
A programme to support children who need help with oral language, delivered by teaching assistants, often supported by Reading Recovery teachers.
Teacher leader provider
An organisation which has been approved to supply Reading Recovery within a specified area through an accredited Reading Recovery teacher leader.
Teaching Assistant (TA)
Para-professional, without a formal teaching qualification, based in schools. TAs often contribute to provision for children needing additional help.
Teaching Children in Reading Recovery
A module in the Advanced Education Practice Programme by which qualified Reading Recovery teachers can gain credits towards a Masters level degree.