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A Key Role in Transforming the Reading Culture at Northcote Lodge

Northcote Lodge School, Wandsworth

Northcote Lodge School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2017 to support the school’s reading development strategy. After discovering that the school had carried out the third-most Accelerated Reader quizzes in Wandsworth from August 2020 – November 2021, we got in touch with the school to find out just why the school has carried out more than 5,500  Accelerated Reader quizzes over the last twelve months!

We heard from Assistant Head Academic, Pippa Miller and Head of English, Paul Coward:

“Accelerated Reader has played a key role in transforming the reading culture at Northcote Lodge.”

Accelerated Reader has played a key role in transforming the reading culture at Northcote Lodge, from a ‘boys don’t read for pleasure’ mentality to one in which it is the exception for a boy NOT to enjoy reading.

As a result, we have a healthy number of Word Millionaires, who enjoy a termly tea party, and many other support schemes to encourage the boys to read and quiz. Well done to Renaissance for providing such a wonderful resource!

“I recommend it to other professionals whenever asked.”

It really has transformed our entire reading culture around the school, including pupils, parents, and staff. I recommend it to other professionals whenever asked.

 

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