Motivation Success Stories
GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai
Since implementing Star Reading and Accelerated Reader, both progress levels and attainment levels have risen year on year at GEMS Wellington Academy.
Warrington & Vale Royal College, Warrington, Cheshire
Warrington & Vale Royal College provides a variety of courses for school leavers up to adults. The college is in its third year of using Accelerated Reader with students aged 16-18 across a variety of vocational areas. Bethan Bligh, Learning Resource Centre Manager, outlines the importance of reading in Further Education.
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.
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.
Loretto RC Primary School, Musselburgh, East Lothian
After recognition as the top performing primary school in Scotland at the 2016 Renaissance Awards, Kate O Regan, Principal Teacher, shares why Loretto RC Primary's Accelerated Reader implementation has been so successful.
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.
Faughanvale Primary School, Faughanvale, County Londonderry
Faughanvale Primary School have seen huge improvement in reading engagement, and are using literacy data to inform their school planning in a range of creative ways.
Colne Primet Academy, Colne, Lancashire
Having used Accelerated Maths for less than a year, Colne Primet Academy are already seeing big changes with attitudes towards maths, intervention, and the school's ability to monitor progress.
St. John's CE Primary School, Walsall, West Midlands
With the help of Renaissance Accelerated Reader, St. John's CE Primary School in Walsall have seen a boost in reading motivation, and improvement in children's capacity to read independently and select books appropriate for their age and ability.
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.