South East Success Stories
by Nadia Ward and Debbie Kennedy, Wilmington Academy, Dartford
Wilmington Academy is a mixed, non-selective secondary academy and part of the Leigh Academies Trust, with a much higher ratio of boys to girls (65% vs. 35%). Nadia Ward (Assistant Principal & Director of Literacy) and Debbie Kennedy (Academy Librarian) share their story on how they raised literacy levels in their school.
Ivybridge Primary School, Isleworth
The Hurlingham Academy, Fulham, London
Using Accelerated Reader and designated silent reading time, Hurlingham Academy have seen improvements in attitudes towards reading, and the time spent doing it.
Battle & Langton CE Primary School, Battle, England
Gary Alexander, Deputy Head Teacher at Battle & Langton Primary, takes us through his journey of assessment without levels. He speaks about how Star was trialled with Year 3 and Year 5 pupils in his school and how they journeyed on to predicting their pupils SATs results with Star Assessments.
Herne Bay Junior School, Kent
Acting Deputy Head, Chris Thomas, shares the journey that they’ve been on for the last 18 months – and explains how data is proving to be a valuable tool in helping to find the story behind every child…
Whitehill Primary School, Gravesend, Kent
The school have used Accelerated Reader for a full academic year and have seen children's reading scores and attitudes transform dramatically, drawing praise from OFSTED for the reading enthusiasm they have inspired.
Copthall School, Mill Hill, London
Students at Copthall School in London are achieving almost an hour of daily engaged reading time, following the school's usage of Accelerated Reader to implement reading interventions, incentives and targets.
Cliftonville Primary School, Margate, Kent
Cliftonville Primary School, based in Kent, have found Accelerated Reader a useful tool in guiding and monitoring independent reading. As well as Years 3-6, the school also implements the programme with select students from Years 1 & 2
River Beach Primary School, Littlehampton, West Sussex
Redriff Primary School, Southwark, London
Redriff Primary School have launched a concerted effort to transform the school's reading culture. Charlotte Heath, Assistant Head, discusses the effects the programme has had.