Upcoming Web Events
At Renaissance, we host a series of free web events for schools in the UK & Ireland to learn best practices, discover new products and ensure continuous learning. To register for an online event or watch a recorded webinar – browse the list below.
For more information on what virtual training sessions are available, please email our coaching department.
Star Maths and Freckle – The Complete Maths Package!
(Recorded 28th November 2023)
Secondary Ready with Star
Three-part webinar series
How CLS can transform a classroom and empower students
(Recorded 9th November 2023)
Reading Between the Lines: Insights from myON Summer Reads 2023
(Recorded 22nd September 2023)
‘Trust Talks’: The ABCs of trust leadership – Learners’ Trust model for effective school improvement with Matt Freeston, CEO
(Recorded 28th June 2023)
Making the most of myON in school and at home
(Recorded 21st June 2023)
Recovering from the pandemic: A look behind the research from Renaissance & EPI
(Recorded 6th April 2023)
The Complete Literacy Solution to Get Your Whole School Reading!
(Recorded 4th April 2023)
Literacy Development for EAL Students
(Recorded 27th March 2023)
Meet Freckle with Windsor Park CE Middle School
(Recorded 23rd March 2023)
Cross-Country Reading and other ways to celebrate World Book Day
(Recorded 23rd February 2023)
Building a Whole School Reading Development Strategy? That’s ‘good’ for Ofsted!
(Recorded 2nd February 2023)
A Head Teacher Chat on Using Personalised Practice and Assessments to Improve Outcomes
(Recorded 25th January 2023)
2022 Renaissance Awards Ceremony
(Recorded 14th December 2022)
Success Story: A complete change in attitude towards reading in our secondary school path
(Recorded 30th November 2022)
Teaching and Learning is not always a smooth path
(Recorded 29th November 2022)
Hidden Treasures of Accelerated Reader
(Recorded 23rd November 2022)
Success Story: Securing an Effective Reading Development Strategy with the Evidence to Show for it
(Recorded 13th October 2022)
From Far- out to Nearpod
(Recorded 4th October 2022)
An Effective Star(t) to the Year
(Recorded 27th September 2022)
5 Ways of discovering what your kids are reading
(Recorded 21st June 2022)
‘In It to Win It’ : Everything you ever wanted to know about the Renaissance Awards
(Recorded 9th June 2022)
How to Nearpod-ize a lesson live
(Recorded 19th May 2022)
Top Tips from Top Users: Sharing success with Freckle this National Numeracy Day
(Recorded 18th May 2022)
Get More from Accelerated Reader: Schools share their top AR strategies
(Recorded 5th May 2022)
Freckle Spots series: Freckle making its mark (3/3)
(Recorded 29th March 2022)
Freckle Spots series: Freckle hits the spot! (2/3)
(Recorded 15th March 2022)
Creating opportunities for underrepresented students through reading
(Recorded 8th March 2022)
Free access to Nearpod: Putting interactivity into a presentation
(Recorded 2nd March 2022)
Freckle Spots series: Joining the dots (1/3)
(Recorded 1st March 2022)
Freckle in Action: How schools use Freckle for maths practice
(Recorded 25th February 2022)
Developing English reading skills through myON
(Recorded 17th February 2022)
25 ways to celebrate World Book Day
(Recorded 10th February 2022)
Hidden Treasures of Accelerated Reader
(Recorded 9th February 2022)
(Recorded 8th February 2022)
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Would you like to host a Renaissance event at your school?
Whether a customer workshop, meeting or seminar designed to introduce new schools to our products, we always look for schools that would like to host a Renaissance event. Let us know if you want to complete a short survey on your school’s facilities.
The #RenaissanceSpace Podcast is an opportunity to showcase all that global education offers. From curriculum planning and classroom management to tracking pupils’ progress, you can expect detailed discussions covering the hottest topics across the education sector.
New episodes will be available every month; have a listen here.
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Are You an English Teacher?
Jeffrey Boakye is an author, broadcaster and educator interested in race, masculinity, education and popular culture issues. Jeffrey taught English to 11- to 18-year-olds for 15 years and now provides training for schools, universities and businesses on race, identity, masculinity and education. He is also a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Manchester’s Institute for Education.
Jeffrey joins us in this episode to discuss race, masculinity, education, popular culture issues, and this year’s What Kids Are Reading winning title, Musical Truth.
Books and the different experiences they offer
In this episode, we are joined by Dr Sarah McGeown, a renowned Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology and Deputy Director of Research, Knowledge Exchange, and Impact at The University of Edinburgh.
Dr McGeown sheds light on the intriguing topic of motivating children to develop a passion for reading and provides valuable insights into the expectations we can have for readers at all skill levels.
How many hats can a teacher wear?
Bec Richardson is renowned for her exceptional leadership skills in Key Stage 2 and her unwavering dedication to fostering a love for reading throughout the school. Within the Nene Valley Partnership Trust, she is pivotal in driving excellence in writing and presentation skills.
Celebrating World Book Day in a Secondary Setting
For our World Book Day special episode of the Renaissance Space Podcast, we speak to secondary school Librarian Sharan Kaur, who explains how World Book Day is celebrated at her school.
Off the Shelf – A Look Beyond the Books in a Library
Alison Tarrant is the School Library Association’s Chief Executive and Co-Chair of the Great School Libraries campaign. A school librarian beforehand, she set up a library in a new school, was on the middle management team and held roles as Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator and a form tutor.
The School Library Association is a charity supporting everyone involved with school libraries, whether TAs, library staff or Heads and Governors. The association provides CPD on reading and school libraries, offers library design and reading culture consultancy, and releases guidance to help all children have a positive reading experience.
Shining a light on data
With over 35 years of experience in Primary schools, Karen Bolland has a role which ensures that schools are exploiting their data. Her one-day-a-week equivalent role means that she is able to ensure teachers, Senior Leaders, and the children are clear about how they have improved and what they need to do next.
Karen’s knowledge and understanding of how impactful assessment can shine through as she shares what she does, how she does it and the reasons behind decisions made.
Christmas Special with HeadteacherChat
James chats with Jon and Lucy at HeadteacherChat for our Christmas special episode! Jon and Lucy give their thoughts on what’s to come for senior leaders in 2023, and they announce their surprise addition to the Renaissance ’10 Days of Christmas Calendar’!
Twinkl – so much more than worksheets
Oliver Wright’s journey from class teacher to Headteacher has enabled him to offer pragmatic advice and support to a number of Senior Leaders through his role at Twinkl. In this podcast, he shares that creativity and flexibility are not just confined to a classroom.
How to crack the code of reading
Michelle Thomas, Director of Education, will share how the School of Research Science in Dubai continues to develop its reading culture. Her leadership and in-depth knowledge of English teaching come to the fore as she articulates how the reading culture, with a predominantly Emirati intake, enables children to develop their reading skills.
Listening and Learning with Joan Mill
Joan Mill joined Renaissance in February 2022 as Managing Director of International for Renaissance. Having held senior executive roles and years of B2B success, Joan brings a wealth of Technology/SaaS and GTM experience and plans to help grow the business internationally.
Before joining Renaissance, Joan helped scale and accelerate growth as MD of the EMEA business of CPA Global, a leading intellectual Property Software company. She is dedicated to building high-performing teams and effective go-to-market strategies. Joan earned an MBA from Monaco Business School and a Law degree from Brunel University.
Why you can count on multiple choice!
The conversations between colleagues are an excellent opportunity for everybody, including the
participants, to learn more about what makes Renaissance tick and how it all came to pass. This podcast with Gene Kerns is no exception. His knowledge, understanding and length of time with the company make this a fascinating inside story.
Surviving the Summer Slump
As we head rapidly towards the summer break, teachers and children are just as excited as each other to shout, “School’s out!” But how do we ensure reading progress isn’t lost during the break?
In this podcast, Helen and Sally, two staff members at Godolphin Junior Academy in Slough, discuss how they keep the reading engagement going and avoid the summer slide.
How can we ensure that we’re hitting the right level for children?
In the book, Matt discusses in detail how important your teacher-created content is and how to use systems such as the ATOS Analyser to ensure that it is as effective as possible – saving you time and making your content work harder for you.
Setting our sights on SATs: The journey and how to get there
Assessment is sometimes considered a dirty word, but identifying and defining the needs of children through targeted formative assessment can help prepare them for their SAT journey. In this episode, Margaret chats with Executive Headteacher Nick Hart and Year 6 teacher and reading lead Kelly Buxton about their strategies to achieve tangible results in reading.