EAL Success Stories
Saltergate Junior School, North Yorkshire
Saltergate Junior School in North Yorkshire has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2017 to support the school's leading development strategy. In addition, since April 2020, the school has been using myON, the digital library, to widen further reading access and engagement to all pupils throughout the school.
Mission Grove Primary School, London
Mission Grove Primary School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2006 to increase student growth and mastery in reading. Since August 2020, the school has carried out 47,104 AR quizzes and 2,794 Star Reading assessments and became the sixth school in the UK & Ireland which carried the most quizzes over the twelve months. Amid school closures, Mission Grove Primary School introduced myON to support the school’s literacy development strategy in 2020.
Harrow Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
Following a discovery of outstanding Renaissance Learning solution usage statistics, we got in touch with Tyla Arabas, Head of English Faculty, to find out what staff and students are doing that makes Harrow Bangkok such a successful reading school.
Finham Park Multi Academy Trust, Coventry
In 2017, Finham Park School, Finham Park 2 and Lyng Hall School all invested in Accelerated Reader and Star Reading to improve literacy levels and develop a sustainable reading culture. In July 2020, they also invested in myON by Renaissance, the online digital library, to tackle a further loss to reading development to support the blended learning throughout the 20/21 academic year. This is their story.
Ellis Guilford Comprehensive School, Nottingham
I want to make use of the data more for teachers and I’m hoping, in time, our teachers will have a better grasp of Accelerated Reader and Star Reading. I think the Star Reading programme will be invaluable for our teachers because once you know whether pupils are growing or not, you can now group them and use the instructional planning report to see what individual skills each pupil has mastered and what they are yet to master, still. Therefore, if teachers begin to regularly work with their individual groups more often then they will be able to offer more appropriate intervention, subsequently allowing them to share this vital data with other teachers.
Chiltern Learning Trust, Bedfordshire
Seven schools across the Chiltern Learning Trust use Renaissance solutions. We spoke to Nicola Hickton, Associate Assistant Head and Director of Standards for English in the trust, and Klaudia Jablonska, Literacy Lead at Putteridge High School. They shared their experiences and how Accelerated Reader and Star Reading are used both within the school and across the trust as a whole.
St Martin's Multi-Academy Trust, Bilston
St Martin’s Multi Academy Trust is a three-school trust in Bilston, West Midlands. Its academies are all located in areas of high deprivation. Read the story from Christine Ivory, Assistant Headteacher at Grove Primary School, and Ben Davies, Executive Headteacher, about why they chose Accelerated Reader and Star Reading to support reading across the trust.
Northampton International Academy, Northampton
Northampton International Academy first opened its doors in September 2016 and currently its Year 7 and 8 pupils use Accelerated Reader. In July 2019, Northampton International Academy had its first Ofsted inspection and was graded ‘Good’, with specific praise given to their strong reading culture. Tracey Frohawk, the Learning Resource Centre Manager at the school, has been instrumental in the integration of AR.
Nishkam High School, Birmingham
Nishkam High School in Birmingham, an avid Accelerated Reader user, was one of the first schools in the UK to use myON with its students! Here, Sharan Kaur, the school’s librarian, discusses how she’s found it so far.
Milton Hall Primary School, Westcliff-on-Sea
The Head of Literacy at Milton Hall Primary School shares the school's secrets to fast, effective reading improvement.