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Star Reading Success Stories

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A rejuvenated reading culture leading to Ofsted recognised impact

Davison CE High School for Girls, West Sussex

Davison CE High School for Girls have been using the complete literacy solution from Renaissance Learning UK since 2013. In the 2019/20 academic year, Laylah Moore became the schools permanent LRC manager. Laylah brought with her an aspiration and goal to enhance the school's reading culture and ensure more students are reading for pleasure and academic opportunity in her new role. Since 2013 Davison CE High School for Girls has seen a steady rise in progress 8 scores for mainstream and disadvantaged pupils. Laylah wants to ensure that these high standards are maintained across the school and that all students can access cross-curricular resources confidently by acquiring proficiency in reading.


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On the Road to Recovery

Christ the Redeemer Primary School, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Christ the Redeemer School have been using Renaissance solutions for over a decade. In the midst of a global pandemic with schools across Northern Ireland being forced to partially close their doors to pupils, the school continue to maintain high levels of reading engagement and staff have managed to avoid seeing too big of a drop in learning based on recent assessment data. The school even faced an inspection at the halfway point of the pandemic and were still able to produce an accurate and detailed analysis of their pupils' progress and subsequent teaching strategies to support those who had dropped off in both reading and mathematics.


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Quantifying Reading Success

GEMS FirstPoint, Dubai, UAE

We spoke to the Head of English at GEMS FirstPoint School, Dubai, about how Renaissance solutions maintain high levels of reading engagement and proficiency for all pupils.


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Shared Education Partnership

Bridge Integrated Primary School and St Ronan's Primary School, Northern Ireland

Bridge Integrated Primary School and St Ronan's Primary School have been using Renaissance solutions since 2017 & 2018, respectively. In 2017 both schools formed a shared education partnership. A partnership of learning and activities planned by the teachers from both schools with Numeracy and ICT focuses on developing new skills and enjoying new experiences together. 


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The Complete Literacy Solution with Harrow International School Bangkok

Harrow International School Bangkok, Thailand

In March 2021, Head of English at Harrow International School Bangkok, Tyla Arabas, wrote an exclusive article with Renaissance Learning outlining how the school utilises the Complete Literacy Solution from Renaissance. In June 2021, Tyla took part in a live School Spotlight webinar with Renaissance, where she gave an update on the school's reading culture since the article, as well as taking the time to offer useful tips and strategies for the attendees. 


The Assessment solution with Schoolsworks Academy Trust

Schoolsworks Academy Trust, Littlehampton

Margaret speaks to Joe Neale, the trust-wide English lead, and Karen Bolland, the Assessment & Data Manager, for Schoolsworks Academy Trust. They discuss how Star Assessments have provided a platform for staff across all schools in the trust to acquire accurate and timely assessment data for all pupils.


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A New Strategy To Get Students’ Reading Back On Track

The Long Eaton School, Derbyshire

The Long Eaton School have been successfully utilising Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2013. In August 2020, new Qualified Teacher Librarian Althea Briers joined the school when engaging students with reading for pleasure and developing reading proficiency was more crucial than ever.

Due to school part-closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Althea and her colleagues had the challenging task of refamiliarising and reintegrating students with a library system that makes reading accessible and part of students daily lives once again. 


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Instant impact with Brompton-Westbrook Primary School

Brompton-Westbrook Primary School, Kent

We speak to Deputy Headteacher Kevin Presneill whose school, Brompton-Westbrook Primary School, have been using The Complete Literacy Solution by Renaissance since 2019. Kevin explains the difference in reading enjoyment, engagement and development that the school are no much better able to track and maintain since introducing Renaissance solutions.


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Reading attainment that’s never been better at St Botolphs CE Academy

St Botolphs CE Academy, Wakefield

Over the last three years, our reading scores at the end of Ks1 and Ks2 have improved, but more than that, the confidence and fluency in our children's reading have advanced. Although this cannot be measured, this is something that we see daily. When a child is excited and eager to get a new book from the library, it shows that the ambition I had at the start of this journey has been achieved, and children have fostered that essential love of reading. 



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