Wales Success Stories
Mountain Ash Comprehensive School, Rhondda Cynon Taff
Mountain Ash Comprehensive School is a Secondary school with over 800 pupils on roll, based in Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales. Lauren Mackie, Assistant Head, and Karen Siminov, Literacy Coach, describe how the school’s reading culture has changed since September 2016.
The Michaelston and Glyn Derw High School Federation, Cardiff
Before federating with Michaelston Community College in 2015, Glyn Derw High School implemented Renaissance Accelerated Reader in 2014 with years 7, 8 and 9, having seen another school in Cardiff achieve impressive results with the programme. The school was recognised as one of the highest achieving schools using Accelerated Reader at the 2016 Renaissance Awards: Maria Dell, Librarian, describes the impact on reading in school that the programme has brought about.
‘Children are more likely to become lifelong readers now’, two months after implementing Renaissance Accelerated Reader
White Rose Primary School, New Tredegar, Gwent
Having brought on Accelerated Reader as part of the Caerphilly Reading Project, White Rose Primary have seen immediate improvements in reading engagement, particularly among boys.
Cardiff High School, Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Cardiff High School, which was found to be the top performing secondary school in Wales in 2016, has seen Accelerated Reader have a dramatic impact on literacy across the school.
St. Illtyd's Primary School, Swansea, West Glamorgan
After introducing Renaissance Accelerated Reader, children at St. Illtyd's Primary School are more motivated to read than ever.
The Maelor School, Wrexham, Clwyd
Tredegar Comprehensive School, Blaenau Gwent