Midlands Success Stories
Perry Wood Primary and Nursery School, Worcester, England
Perry Wood Primary and Nursery School, part of the Griffin Schools Trust, is celebrating the success of their enhanced reading and numeracy development strategies, thanks to the implementation of Renaissance's Accelerated Reader and Star Reading solutions. Since introducing these programs in 2021, the school has significantly improved pupils' reading levels. In addition, it now boasts an impressive milestone of over 11,000 Freckle maths practice sessions halfway through the 22/23 academic year.
Windsor Park CE Middle School, Staffordshire, England
Windsor Park CE Middle School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2013. In 2021 the school introduced Freckle to promote maths engagement and accelerated maths practice amongst pupils throughout Key Stage 2.
Since implementing Freckle, both attainment and math progress for last year's year-six cohort were classed as sig+. This means that they were significantly better than national averages.
Landau Forte Academy QEMS, Staffordshire, England
Landau Forte Academy QEMS has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2012 to support the school's literacy development strategy.
In 2022, the school introduced Freckle to drive maths engagement and provide students with the tools they need to remain self-motivated to succeed on their numeracy development journey.
Following the initial success of Freckle at the school, we spoke to Catch-Up Coordinator Sam, who explained the value of Freckle on student progress and teacher assessments.
Race Leys Junior School, Warwickshire, England
Race Leys Junior School, part of the Griffin Schools Trust, has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2017.
In 2021, the school introduced myON to support broader reading engagement for all pupils.
Park Lane Primary School, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
After discovering that the pupils of Park Lane Primary School had read over twenty-two million words in myON throughout the 21/22 academic year, we got in touch with Deputy Headteacher Laura to find out why the school introduced myON and the impact it's since had on the school's whole-school reading culture.
Charnwood Primary Academy, Litchfield, England
Charnwood Primary Academy, part of the Staffordshire University Academy Trust, has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading to support the school's reading development strategy since 2016. In November 2022, the school received a continued 'Good' inspection report from Ofsted, with specific recognition of the school's positive reading culture.
Summerfield Primary School, Birmingham, England
Summerfield Primary School has been using Freckle maths practice since March 2022 to support targeted intervention and to reduce teacher workload.
We reached out to Mathematics Lead Rebecca Gray about how Freckle's maths practice from Renaissance autonomously provides differentiated and accurate math practice tasks to pupils aligned to the national curriculum without increasing their workload.
Milton Primary Academy, Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK
Milton Primary School has been using Star Maths to support the school's numeracy development strategy and to produce accurate progress data for whole-year groups since 2021.
Following the recent success the school has seen from utilising accurate assessment data and consequently being able to implement tangible intervention strategies through Star Assessments, we got in touch with the Head of Mathematics, Ash, who explained the value of Star Maths.
Landau Forte Academy Amington, Staffordshire, England
Landau Forte Academy Amington, a part of Landau Forte Charitable Trust, has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2010. In the summer of 2022, the school received a 'Good' Ofsted inspection report.
Following this fantastic inspection report, we got in touch with the Head of English, Frances, who explains the crucial role that Star Reading assessments plays in ensuring all students at Landau Forte Academy Amington have proficient reading skills to access the wider curriculum, as recognised by Ofsted.
Secondary School, West Midlands
One secondary school in the West Midlands has seen huge success in both student engagement and tangible progress since using the Nearpod Free Trial.