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EAL Success Stories

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Star helped our transition to becoming a full primary school

Southtown Primary School, Great Yarmouth

Southtown Primary School in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, has around 220 pupils from Reception through to Year 6. Solely an infant school in previous years, they got their first intake of KS2 students in 2014. Here, Susan Miles, Deputy Headteacher, shares how the school uses Renaissance Star Assessments™ and how it helped them transition into a full primary school.


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How we raised literacy levels in our Year 7 and 8 students

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.


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“A natural way to improve English”

Elan English Learning Centres, China

Students from Elan English Learning Centres in China are enjoying the professional learning program from the school, boosted by Renaissance. Having implemented Accelerated Reader in 2013, they have found improved literacy standards, with the wider benefits this entails on vocabulary, grammar etc.


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Achieving word millionaires with a 75% EAL cohort

Slough & Eton CE School, Slough, Berkshire

Slough & Eton CE School have seen their EAL students make rapid progress with reading and speaking English, following their enthusiastic engagement with Renaissance Accelerated Reader.


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Reading lays foundation for success in East London school

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.


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Moving AR success up a gear at Woodside

Woodside High School, North East London

Accelerated Reader had been running well at Woodside High, and the school was enjoying success with the programme. The team knew they could get more from the programme, however. Since joining the Renaissance School Partnership programme, results have continued to improve as students have become more engaged with reading.