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Ofsted Success Stories

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Update: Ofsted praises reading progress at rapidly improving academy in Lowestoft

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.


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AR, a well-resourced library and a range of motivators lead to upward trend in reading levels

Minster in Sheppey Primary School, Isle of Sheppey, Kent

Students were not making adequate progress with their reading skills at Minster in Sheppey Primary School. The school introduced Accelerated Reader to motivate students and monitor their progress. Supported by an increasingly busy library and a wide range of motivators, the programme has led to excellent growth in reading levels at Key Stage 1 and 2.


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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.


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A clear evidence trail at Everest

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.


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RSP an effective way to deliver AR

Nightingale Academy, North London

The additional guidance and support of the Renaissance School Partnership has helped staff at Nightingale to embed AR effectively throughout the academy. Staff and student engagement with the programme have improved and reading ages have increased as a result.


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Ofsted inspectors “hugely impressed with AR”

All Saints Catholic College, Cheshire

Ofsted inspectors were impressed when they visited All Saints Catholic College - not only did they see that results were improving, but they spoke to students who were enthused by reading through the introduction of Accelerated Reader.


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AR and DEAR time work together to create reading culture at West Sussex secondary school

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.


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Students with lower abilities make particularly good progress at West Midlands college

Holly Lodge Foundation High School College of Science, West Midlands

Many students have reading levels well below the national average when they join Holly Lodge. Since Accelerated Reader has been implemented, attitudes towards reading have been transformed and students are rapidly improving their reading skills. Ofsted inspectors noted the impact of AR in their latest inspection.