Student Engagement Success Stories
by Nadia Ward and Debbie Kennedy, Wilmington Academy, Dartford
by Chelsea Sandbrook, Assistant Head Teacher, Manor Leas Junior Academy, Hykeham Rd, Lincoln
Manor Leas Junior Academy is a large Junior (KS2 only) school in Lincoln. We aim to provide our pupils with an innovative curriculum which uses technology and real-life topics to engage pupils in their learning. We recently became a Master School, an award celebrating best practice best-practices in reading engagement. We are happy to share our experience of assessing pupil progress with other schools.
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.
Lower Fields Primary School, Bradford, West Yorkshire
After introducing Accelerated Reader to KS3, Lower Fields Primary School brought about multiple changes to their childrens' reading habits and attitudes.
Copthall School, Mill Hill, London
Students at Copthall School in London are achieving almost an hour of daily engaged reading time, following the school's usage of Accelerated Reader to implement reading interventions, incentives and targets.
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.
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.
St. Illtyd's Primary School, Swansea, West Glamorgan
After introducing Renaissance Accelerated Reader, children at St. Illtyd's Primary School are more motivated to read than ever.