Reading Recovery (RR) is an intervention programme designed to meet the needs of children who have the lowest achievement in literacy learning, within a specific 6-month age range in Year 2. Children are taught individually, by a specially trained teacher, for 30 minutes each day.

The provision of Reading Recovery in state schools in Malta and Gozo was included in the reforms and investments identified by the Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation in the Recovery and Resilience Plan (2021-2024). This scholastic year, the National Literacy Agency (NLA), in collaboration with University College London (UCL), is implementing RR in English in 64 primary schools in Malta and Gozo in order to provide additional literacy support to more than 250 pupils.

During week starting 16 October 2023, Dr Sue Bodman and Ms Glen Franklin, RR National Leaders, visited the following schools for the purpose of RR accreditation:  Mosta Primary, St Paul’s Bay Primary, B’Kara Primary, Tarxien Primary, and Gudja Primary.

The Teacher Leader Professional Development Day for the 7 RR Teacher Leaders in Malta, led by Dr Bodman, was held at the new RR Centre in Xewkija Primary, Gozo.  Also, each RR Teacher Leader was given individual support by the RR National Leaders to ensure that the standards for implementation of RR are met and its trademark can continue to be used.

For more information about the Reading Recovery programme, an email is to be sent to Ms Janet M. Cristina, Senior Manager NLA, at [email protected] or call 2598 3327.