SEN Success Stories
New Barn School, Horsham
Accelerated Reader and Star Reading have helped teachers to monitor progress by observing their change of Reading Age as well as looking at how strong they are in the different components of Reading.
West Norfolk Academies Trust - Secondary Schools, Kings Lynn
We spoke to Olly Mackett - Trust-Wide English Lead for Secondary Schools to find out how secondary schools across WNAT are using strong reading proficiency to support all subject development, across the curriculum.
Thorpedene Primary School, Shoeburyness
Thorpedene Primary School is a large primary school in Shoeburyness, Essex. We spoke to two of their members of staff about how the programme has impacted on their students and supported their vision of creating a culture of reading for pleasure.
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.
To be among the top five schools in the country is incredible, and my vision now is to become a beacon to schools in other areas of high deprivation…
Ward Jackson CE Primary School, Hartlepool
Like many schools located in areas with high levels of social deprivation, Ward Jackson CE Primary School in Hartlepool has long been regarded as something of a 'problem child' - facing mutiple challenges with staff turnover, poor pupil performance, high levels of mobility and a 'requires improvement' rating from Ofsted. However, unlike many schools of this type, however, 100% of Year 6 pupils at Ward Jackson achieved expected outcomes in their most recent SATs results and is now ranked among the top five schools in the country for progress in reading...
by Nadia Ward and Debbie Kennedy, Wilmington Academy, Dartford
Wilmington Academy is a mixed, non-selective secondary academy and part of the Leigh Academies Trust, with a much higher ratio of boys to girls (65% vs. 35%). Nadia Ward (Assistant Principal & Director of Literacy) and Debbie Kennedy (Academy Librarian) share their story on how they raised literacy levels in their school.
by Chelsea Sandbrook, Assistant Head Teacher
Manor Leas Junior Academy is a large Junior (KS2 only) school in Lincoln, aiming to provide pupils with an innovative curriculum to engage them in their learning. They recently became a Master School - an award celebrating best-practices in reading engagement. Chelsea Sandbrook, Assistant Head Teacher at the school, shares her experience of tracking and monitoring pupil progress over the years.
East Ravendale CE Primary School, Grimsby, South Humberside
Last year, East Ravendale needed to bring on a new reading approach. With the help of Accelerated Reader, the school brought about rapid reading progress.
Thorp Academy, Tyne and Wear
Accelerated Reader has improved engagement with reading and given staff the means they need to intervene and support those who are struggling. A positive reading culture has developed, and students are becoming increasingly independent with their reading.
King James's School, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Librarian Lisa Bryden had used Accelerated Reader at a previous school and knew that she wanted to implement the programme at her new school. Her past experience with AR has been repeated, with books flying off the shelves of the library and students gaining in confidence.