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North East Success Stories

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Reading at the centre of the English department in Sheffield academy

Firth Park Academy, Sheffield

By joining the Renaissance School Partnership programme, Firth Park has put Accelerated Reader at the centre of the English Department. While reading used to be an add-on, it is now firmly embedded in the curriculum and a top priority for the staff team.


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Improved literacy skills having a school-wide impact at Darlington school

Darlington School of Mathematics and Science, Co. Durham

A large number of students joining Darlington School of Mathematics and Science have reading ages well below their chronological ages. Accelerated Reader motivates them to practise reading, with the result that their reading levels have improved and they are more able to access the curriculum.


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Library busy all day in North Yorks school

King James's School, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Librarian Lisa Bryden had used Accelerated Reader at a previous school and knew that she wanted to implement the programme at her new school. Her past experience with AR has been repeated, with books flying off the shelves of the library and students gaining in confidence.


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Students seeing tangible evidence of their progress in Nottingham academy

Bluecoat Academy, Nottingham

Reading age data was concerning staff at Bluecoat Academy. Since implementing Accelerated Reader, students have been catching up faster as they have been motivated to read and recognise their success in making progress.


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Gateshead student enjoying success with reading

The Thomas Hepburn Community School, Gateshead

Librarian Claire Harrison, was so impressed with the success one student was enjoying with Accelerated Reader (AR) that she wanted to share her story.