About ECC

What we do

ECC is run on a not-for-profit basis by Edge Hill University and was set up with support from the Department for Education. Since 2008, we have supported over 6,500 schools in and beyond the United Kingdom to help over 170,000 children who have had difficulties with literacy or mathematics.

We provide interventions, training and professional development for schools:

  • we create interventions to help children who struggle with reading, writing or numeracy to catch up with their peers, and we train and support teachers and teaching assistants to deliver them.
  • we provide professional development to help schools and teachers to raise teaching standards and sustain high achievement for all children.
  • we work with many other agencies, academic institutions, charities, mathematics and literacy organisations and specialists on special projects and research. Our aim is to improve learning and teaching for all.

Many head teachers took an interest in the training and reported that it was the best they had ever seen, and should serve as a benchmark for future training / professional development.

DfE, Independent Evaluation of Every Child Counts, 2011

How we work

Every Child Count’s administrative and management base is at Edge Hill University’s main campus in Ormskirk. Contact details here.

We have a team of National Advisers who devise and manage our intervention programmes and their professional development packages.  The National Advisers also train, support, monitor and accredit our field force of local Trainers.

Local Trainers – find one near you here – provide the training and support for your staff.  Trainers provide central training in local venues but can also provide customised packages for your school, clusters of schools or Academy chains.  Contact us or a local Trainer for more details.