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Ofsted-Recognised Whole-School Reading Culture at The Byrchall High School

The Byrchall High School, Wigan, England

The Byrchall High School, part of Makerfield Academy Trust, has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2008 to support the school's whole-school reading culture. In 2020 the school invested in the Complete Literacy Solution from Renaissance when they introduced myON, the digital library, to increase reading engagement at home and to provide access to more texts for otherwise disengaged readers.

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Ofsted Approved Catch Up Strategies with Renaissance Solutions

Prescot Primary School, Knowsley, England

Prescot Primary School in Knowsley has been using the full suite of Renaissance solutions since 2012 to support the School's reading and numeracy development strategies. 

In May 2022, the School received the exciting news that they'd been allocated an Ofsted Inspection report grade of 'Good'. In the report, the inspector made the following observations about the School's successful learning development strategies:

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“Pupils talk with enthusiasm about the books they’ve read” – Ofsted at Woodlands Primary School

Woodlands Primary School, Wirral, England

Woodlands Primary School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2020 to support their reading development strategy. Following an Ofsted inspection in May 2022, the school received a 'Good' inspection report, explicitly recognising the school's reading development strategy.

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More pupils than ever before reaching the higher standard of reading at The Learning for Life Partnership

The Learning for Life Partnership, North West, England

All five schools at the Learning for Life Partnership use Accelerated Reader and Star Reading to support their respective reading development strategy.

In July 2022, following the success the trust had recently had with more pupils meeting the higher level expected standard in reading than ever before, we got in touch with Director of Education Jo, who explained the impact of Accelerated Reader and Star Reading having throughout the trust.

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Reading Culture at Leighton Academy

Leighton Academy, Cheshire, England

From August 2020 to April 2022, the pupils of Leighton Academy in Cheshire completed over 28,000 Accelerated Reader book quizzes and more than 3,000 Star Reading assessments to promote reading for pleasure and as part of their literacy development strategy.

Nearpod: the Perfect Focus for an Unfocussed Class

Brooklands Primary School, Trafford, England

Year six teacher Helen explains why she registered for the Nearpod Free Trial and how Nearpod has supported her teaching with maintaining focus and lesson engagement for her otherwise restless year six pupils!

Evidence of Year-on-Year Progress with Star Maths

Prescot Primary School, Knowsley

Prescot Primary School, Knowsley, have been using Star Maths since 2018 to support the school's maths development strategy. At the end of 2021, Renaissance discovered that Prescot Primary School school fell into the top five schools in the country based on Star Maths assessments carried out from August 20th-November 21st, a total of 3,626 assessments. After discovering this incredible statistic, we got in touch with headteacher Steve George to explore the significance of Star Maths' role in the school's maths development strategy.

Maths engagement and enthusiasm with Freckle!

Prescot Primary School, Merseyside

Prescot Primary School were one of the first schools in England to trial and implement Freckle. Maths Lead, Cath, discusses the impact of Freckle supporting pupils' enthusiasm and proficiency with maths practice.

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“Renaissance solutions are having a significant impact on children’s desire and ability to read!”

Vision Multi Academy Trust - Sunny Bank Primary School and Higher Lane Primary School, Bury

We spoke to James Gabrielides, Interim Headteacher at Sunny Bank Primary School, who has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading for several years in several different schools. James chats to us about the difference that both Accelerated Reader and Star Reading are having on the reading development of pupils.

Why we chose myON

Devizes School, Saltergate Junior School, and Prescot Primary School, Nationwide

Members of staff from three different schools across the country explain why they invested in myON during school closures. They explain how myON has enabled their pupils to continue reading development while learning from home, and discuss how their schools will continue to use myON going into the new academic year.