Every Child a Reader

Every Child a Reader (ECaR) supports children with learning difficulties to improve their literacy. It is a local authority scheme, provided through schools.

ECaR helps children to improve their reading and writing. The scheme helps make sure as many children as possible are at the expected level by the end of Key Stage 1. It also helps children maintain their progress over the course of Key Stage 2.

To make decisions about who can access ECaR support we work with school teams. They may include:

  • leadership

  • Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

  • class teacher

  • Reading Recovery teacher in consultation with Teacher Leader

We make decisions based on these guidelines:

Reading Recovery Literacy Intervention

For pupils with the lowest literacy scores, aged between five years nine months and six years three months at entry.

Better Reading Partners

For pupils in Year 1 to Year 9 with below expected reading attainment for their age.

Fischer Family Trust (FFT) Wave 3

For pupils in Year 1 to Year 3 with below expected reading and writing attainment for their age.

Talking Partners

For pupils up to Year 6 with below expected speaking and listening attainment for their age.

Write Away Together

For pupils in Year 2 to Year 6 with below expected writing attainment for their age.

Hi Five

For pupils in Year 3 to Year 6 with below expected reading and writing attainment for their age.

Inference and Deduction

For pupils in Year 3 to Year 9 with below expected reading attainment for their age

 

We communicate regularly with families both personally and through teachers.

How to access this service

School teachers and SENCOs will identify pupils that may need help from the ECaR scheme. They assess pupils to identify those with the lowest attainment. These students are vulnerable to slow progress in literacy learning.

If you think your child may benefit from help from this scheme, speak to their teacher, or the school SENCO.

Contact information


Costs

Free


Accessibility

Our service is provided through your child's school, so accessibility depends on the school's facilities. 


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