Northern Ireland Success Stories
Aughnacloy Regional Primary School, Aughnacloy, Co.Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Aughnacloy Regional Primary School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2011 to support the school's literacy development strategy. In 2020, the school invested in myON, the digital library from Renaissance, to ensure all pupils could access reading and maintain reading engagement throughout the multiple lockdowns.
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.
St Comgalls Primary School, County Antrim
Renaissance Learning's Curriculum and Education Specialist, Margaret Allen, speaks to Teacher and School Improvement Leader Catherine Magee.
Christ the Redeemer Primary School, Lagmore
Christ the Redeemer Primary School in Lagmore, West Belfast, introduced Accelerated Maths back in 2012 after the success of Accelerated Reader. In this longer read, the maths department at the school shares the school’s experience with Accelerated Maths and what they plan on doing with it in the future.
Acorn Integrated Nursery & Primary School, Carrickfergus
Athena Davis, the Literacy Coordinator at Acorn Integrated Nursery & Primary School, describes how the features of Accelerated Reader and Star Reading help their teachers, give children better learning experiences.
Faughanvale Primary School, Faughanvale, County Londonderry
Faughanvale Primary School have seen huge improvement in reading engagement, and are using literacy data to inform their school planning in a range of creative ways.
‘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.
Christ the Redeemer Primary School, Belfast, County Antrim
Millquarter Primary School, Toombridge, County Antrim
‘A tremendous success’: AR leads to increased enjoyment of reading and a strong reading culture at Northern Ireland primary school
St. Peter's Primary School, Collegeland, N. Ireland
St. Peter's Primary has been using AR since June 2014. Principal Jim McAlinden observes a thriving Reading Culture as a result.