Rebecca (Bex) Shore became the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader/Every Child a Reader (ECAR) Adviser for Portsmouth City Council in 2009. Her responsibilities as the ECAR Adviser include running the Reading Recovery/ ECAR provision, delivering a range of ECAR trademarked literacy intervention training to teachers, teaching assistants and school stakeholders and providing bespoke literacy INSETs for schools across the city. Since taking on the ECAR role, she have been an accredited Reading Recovery Teacher Leader affiliated to the Institute of Education, University of London and completed her MA in Literacy Learning and Literacy Difficulties in 2011.
Bex has been an EMAS adviser since April 2018. She brings her literacy learning knowledge to the team as well as an interest in how EAL learners develop communication and vocabulary skills in English. Her 2011 Masters report looked at how pupils’ with English as an Additional Language progress in reading/writing and how to support pupils with language barriers to make progress in literacy learning across the curriculum.
Bex’s particular interests are in the early development of reading skills and the identification of reading difficulties demonstrated by learner readers, and I am also interested in how speaking and listening can play a positive or detrimental effect on literacy progress.