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Northern Ireland Success Stories

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Establishing a reading culture using literacy data

Faughanvale Primary School, Faughanvale, County Londonderry

Faughanvale Primary School have seen huge improvement in reading engagement, and are using literacy data to inform their school planning in a range of creative ways.


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‘Renaissance Accelerated Reader is the most motivational reading programme I have seen in almost 30 years of teaching’

St Joseph's Primary School, County Armagh

St Joseph's Primary School, based in Armagh, have witnessed extraordinary progress and unprecedented engagement with reading. Paud Loughran, Principal, outlines how the programme has complimented the school's outlook on reading, and shares how the school motivates their children to read.




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‘A tremendous success’: AR leads to increased enjoyment of reading and a strong reading culture at Northern Ireland primary school

St. Peter's Primary School, Collegeland, N. Ireland

St. Peter's Primary has been using AR since June 2014. Principal Jim McAlinden observes a thriving Reading Culture as a result.


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“Positive impact” for AR at Co. Londonderry primary school

Ballykelly Primary School, Northern Ireland

Accelerated Reader was introduced as part of a new literacy strategy in the 2012/13 academic year. Standards have improved since, and students are increasingly enthusiastic about reading.


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Northern Ireland primary school sees success with reading scheme and STAR Early Literacy

Termoncanice Primary School, Limavady, Northern Ireland

Vice Principal Leo McCloskey devised a reading scheme to engage and motivate his students to read. Using Accelerated Reader and STAR Early Literacy, he was able to monitor their progress and direct them to success.


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Students now prolific readers at Northern Ireland primary

St Columba’s Primary School, Co. Tyrone

A strong reading culture has developed at St Columba's Primary School since Accelerated Reader was implemented. Students are reading more widely and staff are able to monitor their progress effectively.


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Inspectors impressed by reading culture at Northern Ireland primary school

Holy Family Primary School, County Derry

Inspectors were impressed with the "rich literacy environment" at Holy Family Primary School - students are engaged with reading, and as a result almost all students at the end of Key Stage 2 have reading ages at or above their chronological ages.