Academy Success Stories
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.
East Point Academy, Suffolk
Under the RSP programme, Accelerated Reader has become more fully embedded in students' daily lives at East Point. The support from a dedicated programme manger has helped staff to focus on high-priority areas of their implementation, with the result that reading is part of school life and students are reading twice as much as they were before.
Clacton Coastal Academy, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
Reading has become a central part of the curriculum at Clacton Coastal Academy. With support from an RSP programme manager, the school has been using data from AR to guide students to success. One year later, the success of AR is continuing to go from strength to strength.
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.
Sir William Burrough Primary School, East London
Head Teacher Avril Newman says that "to be able to read fluently and well is the most freeing thing we can offer any of the children." That's why Sir William Burrough focuses on personalising reading practice for each student and guiding them to make such impressive levels of progress.
Baxter Business and Enterprise College, Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Students at Baxter College are motivated to read and are reading more independently since using Accelerated Reader. The wealth of data available through AR is helping staff to encourage students with their reading and to motivate them to make further success.
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.
Harrogate Grammar School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Students are reading more books and a wider variety of literature at Harrogate Grammar School. As a result, their comprehension and understanding of texts is improving all the time.
Oasis Academy Hadley, North East London
After a gradual introduction, all Year 7 and 8 students at Oasis Academy Hadley use Accelerated Maths and MathsFacts in a Flash to consolidate their learning and work towards mastery of their maths skills. Staff have found AM a useful assessment for learning tool.
Thorp Academy, Tyne and Wear
Accelerated Reader has improved engagement with reading and given staff the means they need to intervene and support those who are struggling. A positive reading culture has developed, and students are becoming increasingly independent with their reading.