North West Success Stories
Warrington & Vale Royal College, Warrington, Cheshire
Warrington & Vale Royal College provides a variety of courses for school leavers up to adults. The college is in its third year of using Accelerated Reader with students aged 16-18 across a variety of vocational areas. Bethan Bligh, Learning Resource Centre Manager, outlines the importance of reading in Further Education.
Florence Melly Community Primary School, Liverpool
Florence Melly is a mixed primary school, based in Liverpool, with over 400 pupils on roll. Head Teacher, Ken Heaton and Year 6 Teacher, Nikki Bear, discuss the school’s approach to reading following their implementation of Accelerated Reader in September 2016.
Pendle Vale College, Nelson, Lancashire
Pendle Vale College first introduced Accelerated Reader in 2011. In 2016 the first group to use it completed their GCSEs, and achieved the school's strongest ever results! Anita Vine, Librarian, describes the impact implementation has had on reading attitudes and achievement.
Colne Primet Academy, Colne, Lancashire
Having used Accelerated Maths for less than a year, Colne Primet Academy are already seeing big changes with attitudes towards maths, intervention, and the school's ability to monitor progress.
Neston High School, Neston, Cheshire
5 years ago, Neston High School implemented AR. Since then, they have seen more and more books being read and enjoyed, and a reading culture has blossomed.
Partnership programme “transformational” to reading culture and student progress at Merseyside academy
The Oldershaw Academy, Wallasey, Merseyside
The Oldershaw Academy has used the Renaissance School Partnership to support the successful implementation of Accelerated Reader from Years 7 to 11. The whole-school strategy is aimed towards achieving a high impact across the academy, involving all students and staff.
Wellacre Academy , Flixton, Trafford
Staff at an academy near Manchester credit the Renaissance School Partnership as "genuinely transformational" in embedding a reading culture and implementing Accelerated Reader successfully across the school. The training and support of the RSP programme have provided forward momentum that has helped staff and students to engage increasingly with AR.
Students gaining in confidence and benefiting from intervention informed by AR at academy in Cumbria
West Lakes Academy, Cumbria
Students are gaining in confidence with reading at West Lakes Academy because they know that they can access the books they are reading. Targeted intervention programmes, informed by data from AR, are helping students to make rapid progress in their reading levels.
All Saints Catholic College, Cheshire
Ofsted inspectors were impressed when they visited All Saints Catholic College - not only did they see that results were improving, but they spoke to students who were enthused by reading through the introduction of Accelerated Reader.
Wennington Hall School, Lancashire
Accelerated Reader has been part of school like at Wennington Hall for a decade. A residential and day school for students with special educational needs, Wennington Hall has a strong reading culture and commitment to improving the literacy attainment of every student.