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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!


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The most AR quizzes out of all Gaelscoileanna in Ireland

Gaelscoil an Bhradáin Feasa, Co. Meath, Ireland

Gaelscoil An Bhreadain Feasa has been using Accelerated Reader, Star Reading and myON, the Complete Literacy Solution, since 2019. In 2021, we discovered that the school had completed the most AR quizzes out of all Gaelscoil schools in Ireland.

We met with teacher Áine to discover how the Complete Literacy Solution from Renaissance has helped pupils boost their reading engagement and proficiency.


Nearpod: Making Lesson Planning and Administering, Easy

Secondary School, West Midlands

One secondary school in the West Midlands has seen huge success in both student engagement and tangible progress since using the Nearpod Free Trial.


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“Needless to say, we will continue to implement Accelerated Reading and Freckle maths for the long term.”

Pontygwaith Primary School, Wales

Pontygwaith Primary School introduced Accelerated Reader and Star Reading to their pupils during Spring Term 2019. The school has since gone on to also implement Star Maths and Freckle maths practice to support their numeracy development plan.


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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A Decade’s Worth of Reading Celebration at Longroyde Primary School

Longroyde Primary School, Calderdale, England

Longroyde Primary School have been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2012. In March 2022, we discovered that the school had carried out the most Accelerated Reader quizzes in the local authority of Calderdale, with over 17,575 quizzes completed over the last eighteen months.


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Reading success and celebration with the Complete Literacy Solution in Northern Ireland

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.



Nearpod: the Perfect Focus for an Unfocussed Class

Brooklands Primary School, Trafford, England

Year six teacher Helen explains why she registered for the Nearpod Free Trial and how Nearpod has supported her teaching with maintaining focus and lesson engagement for her otherwise restless year six pupils!


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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.