Intervention Success Stories
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.
The Mountbatten School, Hampshire
Approximately 50 students in Year 7 are targeted for intervention with Accelerated Reader at the Mountbatten School. The school uses part of its Pupil Premium budget to run the programme, with eligible students seeing their reading ages improve by 6.2 months in one term. Students are gaining in confidence and attitudes towards reading have been transformed.
Everest Community Academy, Basingstoke
Accelerated Reader has been in use at Everest since 2007, but since joining the Renaissance School Partnership programme in 2012 the academy has seen increased improvements in attainment. The additional training and support provided by a dedicated programme manager has led to an increased focus on student data and more effective intervention, impressing inspectors.
Darlington School of Mathematics and Science, Co. Durham
A large number of students joining Darlington School of Mathematics and Science have reading ages well below their chronological ages. Accelerated Reader motivates them to practise reading, with the result that their reading levels have improved and they are more able to access the curriculum.
The Malling School, Kent
Students are reading for pleasure at the Malling School. Reading has been made part of the timetable, and students are using the library at all times of the day. A culture of reading has spread across the school, and reading levels are rising as a result.
New Rickstones Academy, Essex
The Renaissance School Partnership programme gave New Rickstones Academy focused support in the areas where it was most needed. The result was a growing culture of reading and purposeful use of data to improve teaching and learning.
Friern Barnet School, North London
Many students joining Friern Barnet School have low reading ages and struggle to access the curriculum. Accelerated Reader has motivated them to read and helped to unlock their potential for learning across the school.
King James's School, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Librarian Lisa Bryden had used Accelerated Reader at a previous school and knew that she wanted to implement the programme at her new school. Her past experience with AR has been repeated, with books flying off the shelves of the library and students gaining in confidence.
Dover Christ Church Academy, Kent
Students in the APLUS mini-school at Dover Christ Church Academy receive additional support during the transition from primary to secondary education. Attitudes towards reading have been transformed since Accelerated Reader was introduced.
The Angmering School, West Sussex
Dedicated reading time coupled with Accelerated Reader has made all the difference at The Angmering School. Now students are reading like never before and staff are able to support them and intervene effectively to guide their progress.