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Improving GCSE results by focusing on literacy

Pendle Vale College, Nelson, Lancashire

Pendle Vale College first introduced Accelerated Reader in 2011. In 2016 the first group to use it completed their GCSEs, and achieved the school's strongest ever results! Anita Vine, Librarian, describes the impact implementation has had on reading attitudes and achievement.


Focusing assessment on English and maths proficiency

The Boulevard Academy, Kingston, Humberside

The Boulevard Academy have used Star Assessments for reading and maths as their primary means of assessing progress and attainment since the school opened in 2013. The school focuses heavily on literacy and numeracy, with their main goal in KS3 being for all students to achieve proficiency in these areas in preparation for the GCSE curriculum. Chris Navier and Adele Elliott share how Star enables the school to do this.


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Guiding intervention and reinforcing core skills with Renaissance Accelerated Maths™

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.


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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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‘Renaissance Accelerated Reader is the most motivational reading programme I have seen in almost 30 years of teaching’

St Joseph's Primary School, County Armagh

St Joseph's Primary School, based in Armagh, have witnessed extraordinary progress and unprecedented engagement with reading. Paud Loughran, Principal, outlines how the programme has complimented the school's outlook on reading, and shares how the school motivates their children to read.


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Improved reading across the ability spectrum at Kent Primary School

Cliftonville Primary School, Margate, Kent

Cliftonville Primary School, based in Kent, have found Accelerated Reader a useful tool in guiding and monitoring independent reading. As well as Years 3-6, the school also implements the programme with select students from Years 1 & 2


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Improving the transparency of reading at Ormiston Primary School

Ormiston Primary School, Tranent, East Lothian

Having implemented Accelerated Reader Helen Gardyne, Head Teacher, believes it has had a dramatic impact on reading engagement and comprehension.


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‘Hitting the reading for pleasure button’ at Mill Chase Academy

Mill Chase Academy, Bordon, Hampshire

Mill Chase Academy is a secondary school in Hampshire in its fourth year of using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading. Dominic Carney, the school's library practitioner, believes the programmes have enabled the school to closely track reading age and progress, while empowering the library.



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Renaissance Accelerated Reader is ‘The single most effective literacy strategy we have put in place’

Oasis Academy Wintringham, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

Since implementing Accelerated Reader in 2008, Oasis Academy Wintringham have seen huge improvements in reading standards throughout the school.


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