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Renaissance goes back to school!

By Alex Halcoussis, Editorial Assistant

With kids across the country starting or returning to school this week, here at Renaissance we thought we’d take a look back at some of the books we loved as children – and dig up our old school photos!

Bookbuzz 2019 quizzes are here!

By Lee Burkwood,

Summer holidays are over. While that’s always sad, there’s plenty to look forward to in the new school year. First up: new Bookbuzz books!

“On my retirement from Glebe School…”

By Ruth Atkinson, Marketing Assistant

Kim Bisson, an ex-school librarian and teaching assistant, was about to retire and had something to say to us before she left…

Who’s afraid of the big, bad, digital library?

Have you ever explored the idea of utilising a digital library? In this blog post, we’re exploring some of the benefits of a digital library and how these can help to overcome barriers that libraries are facing today.

Practical Tips for Perfect Assessment

At Renaissance, we attend and host a large number of events for Senior Leaders, Practitioners and Librarians that run throughout the academic year. Last month, however, we hosted our first seminar that looked specifically at ‘perfect assessment’!

A love letter to libraries – and librarians

By Ruth Atkinson, Marketing Assistant

Here at Renaissance, we love libraries, and we love librarians. Read about the benefits of school libraries, and why we should be working hard to save them!

Review by John Dabell – Star Assessments

Star Assessments are computer-adaptive assessments for reading and maths, and are used by almost 6,000 schools across the UK and Ireland. John Dabell, a teacher for over 25 years and previous Ofsted inspector, reviews Star Assessments on behalf of Teach Secondary. Read the full review below: At a glance: Accessible, computer-adaptive assessments for reading and […]

Celebrating Women in Sport

By Alex Halcoussis, Editorial Assistant

With the Women’s World Cup well underway in Paris, take a look at these books that cover a diverse range of fantastic sportswomen to inspire your young readers!

Let’s take a journey back in time…

By Ruth Atkinson, Marketing Assistant

Here at Renaissance, we’ve been accelerating learning for all for over 30 years. And it all started with a mother who wanted to share her love of reading with her children… read the story of Renaissance’s humble beginnings in the US all the way until today.

If you like this – try this!

By Krista Culbertson, Editor

We know that book recommendations can be tricky. So we’ve come up with series similar to your students’ favourites to keep them hooked on reading!


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