Institute of Education Reading Recovery - Every Child a Reader (ECaR) is a school wide early literacy strategy for raising attainment in Key Stage 1, through a layered approach to intervention, with Reading Recovery at the core. The overall aim of ECaR is that, by the end of Key Stage 1, struggling readers and writers are able to achieve in line with age-related expectations or better. Talking Partners is an ECaR recommended intervention with proven effectiveness for the children to whom it is provided and has been successfully used by many ECaR schools.
ESCAL - Sheffield’s City Wide Literacy Strategy - ensures that ‘Every Sheffield Child is Articulate and Literate by the age of 11’. ESCAL acts as an umbrella for a range of services, projects, initiatives and strategies already being delivered to parents and young children across the city. Through a partnership approach the strategy aims to further embed literacy across services to families and children and ensure there is a cohesive approach to meeting children’s needs.
Elklan was established by speech and language therapists Liz Elks and Henrietta McLachlan in response to a demand for training to be delivered by speech and language therapists to education staff to enable them to be more effective in their support of children with speech, language and communication need (SLCN).