Every Child Our Future (ECOF) is a registered charity created to support initiatives to improve both literacy and numeracy skills and to cultivate a culture whereby the community collectively takes responsibility for education. The charity started in Guernsey and has recently expanded to Jersey
It is a collaboration between the business sector, the community, States Education Department and schools to provide support and funding to tackle the widening gap between the highest and lowest achievers and the rich and poor. Research clearly demonstrates that children from a socially deprived background are far more likely to fall below the standard literacy and numeracy skills expected at key stage 1 and 2.
Five members of SI Jersey have gone through the training and have been DBS checked. They started reading to children at various schools early in January 2017. They are all finding it immensely rewarding.
This leaflet shows the progress made and the positive feedback from children and parents alike. Lovely to see the SI logo on the final page amongst other illustrious organisations!