Reading for pleasure Success Stories
Belhaven Hill School, Dunbar, East Lothian
Belhaven Hill School is one of the only full boarding and day prep schools in Scotland. The school was recognised at the 2016 Renaissance Awards as one of the top performing schools in Scotland - Amanda Parks, Librarian, shares how the school have used Accelerated Reader to encourage reading across the school.
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.
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.
‘Children are more likely to become lifelong readers now’, two months after implementing Renaissance Accelerated Reader
White Rose Primary School, New Tredegar, Gwent
Having brought on Accelerated Reader as part of the Caerphilly Reading Project, White Rose Primary have seen immediate improvements in reading engagement, particularly among boys.
‘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.
Cranleigh Preparatory School, Cranleigh, Surrey
Using Renaissance Accelerated Reader since September 2015, Cranleigh Preparatory School has seen a large impact on reading across the ability spectrum.
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.
Tredegar Comprehensive School, Blaenau Gwent
Lusaka International Community School, Zambia
River Beach Primary School, Littlehampton, West Sussex