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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.


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An Ode to Our Librarian, at Graham School

Graham School, North Yorkshire, England

Graham School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading for almost a decade to provide students with more access to reading and develop a reading culture for pleasure.


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Invaluable Data for Accurate Assessment at Castleford Academy, Wakefield

Castleford Academy, Wakefield, England

In 2009, Castleford Academy introduced Accelerated Reader (AR) and Star Reading to their secondary school. Thirteen years later, both reading support programmes are still going strong in the school. Furthermore, in March 2022, we discovered that Castleford Academy had completed over 22,406 Accelerated Reader quizzes over the last eighteen months - the most out of all AR user schools in Wakefield!


For Remote and Classroom Teaching, Nearpod Makes Learning Engaging, Everywhere

Bearnes Primary School, Devon, England

Teacher and SENDCo, Becky Hawling, registered for Nearpod Free Trial in January 2022 as she'd used the learning management system during the multiple lockdowns while her pupils were learning from home. With Nearpod, she was able to maintain learning engagement throughout.


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Evidence of Support and Intervention with the Complete Literacy Solution

Finham Park 2, Coventry, England

Finham Park 2, part of the Finham Park Multi-Academy Trust,  have been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2017 to support their reading development strategy across Key-Stage 3 and the transition into Key-Stage 4. In addition, in 2020, the school implemented myON the Digital Library, from Renaissance to support reading engagement for all students while learning at home. Since then the school has continued to utilise The Complete Literacy Solution to support classroom-based learning.



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A Simple Programme that makes Reading Accessible for All

Outwood Junior Academy Brumby, North Lincolnshire

Outwood Junior Academy Brumby has been using Accelerated Reader and Stare Reading since 2018 to support their reading development strategy.

In December 2021, we had the pleasure of informing the school of the good news that Outwood Junior Academy Brumby pupils had carried out the MOST Accelerated Reader quizzes in North Lincolnshire! The academy completed over 16,283 quizzes between August 2020 to November 2021.


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Ofsted Recognised Reading Strategy in the North East

Thomas Walling Primary Academy, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Thomas Walling Academy has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading for almost two decades, to support the school's reading development strategy! In May 2021, following a 'Good' Ofsted inspection report, the inspector made several positive observations around the school's reading development strategy and the healthy culture of reading established at Thomas Walling Academy.


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Utilising Renaissance data to assess the impact of lockdown

Marish Primary School, Slough

Marish Primary School, part of the Marish Academy Trust, have been using Renaissance solutions since 2010 to support the school's reading strategy. As a result, in December 2021, the school fell into the top twenty schools in the UK & Ireland for the most Accelerated Reader quizzes carried out over the previous twelve months. Since September 2020, the school has carried out over 39,794 Accelerated Reader quizzes and more than 4,729 Star Reading assessments.


Clear, Identifiable Objectives with Star Maths

Fulbridge Academy, Cambridgeshire

Fulbridge Academy has been using Star Maths since 2019 to support the school's maths development strategy. In December 2021, the school carried out the second-most Star Maths assessments in the UK & Ireland with an astounding 3,847 assessments carried out since September 2020.


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