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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!

The new education inspection framework: a breakdown

In January, the initial proposal of the new Ofsted inspection framework was published and open to public consultation until May. Over 11,000 responses later, the final framework is now live, and here’s what we got from it…

Accelerated Reader for struggling readers

By Kerry McGuire, Assistant Editor

Reading can be a struggle for many children. In this blog, we highlight some books and series perfect for encouraging struggling readers to get stuck in to a book along with their classmates!

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.

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