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A collaborative future of educational technology

Here’s what we learnt about the future of educational technology from the Schools and Academies Show this year.

Developing a Trust-wide reading strategy (with Accelerated Reader)

By Gary Hillyard, Assistant Headteacher

In this guest post, Gary Hillyard talks about his Trust-wide reading strategy and why they’ve evolved the use of Accelerated Reader beyond small intervention programmes to become the backbone of reading in all the Trust’s schools.

Celebrate World Autism Awareness Week with a great book!

By Lee Burkwood,

This week is World Autism Awareness Week. We’ve picked out some great fiction and non-fiction titles for all interest levels that are sure to get kids exploring issues around autism.

So… why is ‘Mr Greedy’ as hard to read as ‘Of Mice and Men’?

By Ruth Atkinson, Marketing Assistant

In this blog post, we explain Accelerated Reader book levels, how they’re decided, and why they sometimes seem surprising!

“An Education Renaissance” – announcing our partnership with the Confederation of School Trusts

We at Renaissance UK are proud to announce a new, momentous platinum partnership with the Confederation of School Trusts.

AR quizzes for the World Book Day books are live!

By Kerry McGuire, Assistant Editor

We are delighted to announce that all twelve of the £1 World Book Day 2019 books – plus one which is only available in Ireland – are now available to quiz on Accelerated Reader. Find the quiz information in this blog!

What Kids Are Reading 2019 – The Big Launch!

By Ruth Atkinson, Marketing Assistant

Now in its eleventh year, our annual What Kids Are Reading report is worth making a big deal out of!

Renaissance announced as Education Resource Awards finalist

By Renaissance UK,

Renaissance is pleased to be shortlisted in the ‘Supplier of the Year’ category at the Education Resource Awards 2019. Now in its 19th year, the awards ceremony which is organised in association with BESA, is well established in celebrating the outstanding success of suppliers and teaching professionals in the UK.

Guest Blog: Bringing clarity and reality to school assessments

By Simon Pritchard, Headteacher

Like many schools, when levels were removed from primary assessment, we thought that the adoption of ‘Emerging, Developing and Secure’ would give us a solid way of assessing and measuring learning progression.

WKAR Quiz Writers’ Choice Award nominees for 2019!

By Kerry McGuire, Assistant Editor

Here at Renaissance, we’re getting excited for next week’s launch of our annual What Kids Are Reading report!


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