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Finally, a simple and effective learning support resource for maths

Plumcroft Primary School, London

Plumcroft Primary School have been using Star Maths since 2014 to produce accurate progress assessment data for staff. In 2021, they took part in an exclusive trial with the newest maths solution from Renaissance Learning, Freckle.


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On the Road to Recovery

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.


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Quantifying Reading Success

GEMS FirstPoint, Dubai, UAE

We spoke to the Head of English at GEMS FirstPoint School, Dubai, about how Renaissance solutions maintain high levels of reading engagement and proficiency for all pupils.


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The Complete Literacy Solution with Harrow International School Bangkok

Harrow International School Bangkok, Thailand

In March 2021, Head of English at Harrow International School Bangkok, Tyla Arabas, wrote an exclusive article with Renaissance Learning outlining how the school utilises the Complete Literacy Solution from Renaissance. In June 2021, Tyla took part in a live School Spotlight webinar with Renaissance, where she gave an update on the school's reading culture since the article, as well as taking the time to offer useful tips and strategies for the attendees. 


The Assessment solution with Schoolsworks Academy Trust

Schoolsworks Academy Trust, Littlehampton

Margaret speaks to Joe Neale, the trust-wide English lead, and Karen Bolland, the Assessment & Data Manager, for Schoolsworks Academy Trust. They discuss how Star Assessments have provided a platform for staff across all schools in the trust to acquire accurate and timely assessment data for all pupils.


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A New Strategy To Get Students’ Reading Back On Track

The Long Eaton School, Derbyshire

The Long Eaton School have been successfully utilising Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2013. In August 2020, new Qualified Teacher Librarian Althea Briers joined the school when engaging students with reading for pleasure and developing reading proficiency was more crucial than ever.

Due to school part-closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Althea and her colleagues had the challenging task of refamiliarising and reintegrating students with a library system that makes reading accessible and part of students daily lives once again. 


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St Comgalls Primary School, County Antrim

Renaissance Learning's Curriculum and Education Specialist, Margaret Allen, speaks to Teacher and  School Improvement Leader Catherine Magee.


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Instant impact with Brompton-Westbrook Primary School

Brompton-Westbrook Primary School, Kent

We speak to Deputy Headteacher Kevin Presneill whose school, Brompton-Westbrook Primary School, have been using The Complete Literacy Solution by Renaissance since 2019. Kevin explains the difference in reading enjoyment, engagement and development that the school are no much better able to track and maintain since introducing Renaissance solutions.



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How we changed attitudes towards reading with the Complete Literacy Solution from Renaissance

Boothferry Primary School, East Riding of Yorkshire

In 2017, Accelerated Reader and Star Reading was brought in to support the school's literacy strategy and promote more positive attitudes towards reading. In February 2019, the school received a 'Good' Ofsted inspection report, with specific recognition of the school's teaching of reading:

"The teaching of reading is a strength of the school. Teachers provide high-quality support for pupils to develop their reading comprehension. Pupils confidently talk about their whole-school reading challenge, which motivates them to gain rewards for reading regularly."