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Staff Engagement Success Stories

Evidence of Year-on-Year Progress with Star Maths

Prescot Primary School, Knowsley

Prescot Primary School, Knowsley, have been using Star Maths since 2018 to support the school's maths development strategy. At the end of 2021, Renaissance discovered that Prescot Primary School school fell into the top five schools in the country based on Star Maths assessments carried out from August 20th-November 21st, a total of 3,626 assessments. After discovering this incredible statistic, we got in touch with headteacher Steve George to explore the significance of Star Maths' role in the school's maths development strategy.


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Plugging the Reading Gap Post-Lockdown

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.



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The Complete Literacy Solution at Kylemore College, Dublin

Kylemore College, Dublin, Ireland

Kylemore College has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2010 to promote reading for pleasure and develop reading engagement for all pupils. In 2020, Kylemore College invested in myON, the digital library by Renaissance, to widen access to reading for all pupils throughout an uncertain period of hybrid learning.


Supporting reading in the classroom and remotely, with myON

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.


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Ofsted Recognised Reading Strategy in the North East

Thomas Walling Primary Academy, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Thomas Walling Academy has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading for almost two decades, to support the school's reading development strategy! In May 2021, following a 'Good' Ofsted inspection report, the inspector made several positive observations around the school's reading development strategy and the healthy culture of reading established at Thomas Walling Academy.


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Utilising Renaissance data to assess the impact of lockdown

Marish Primary School, Slough

Marish Primary School, part of the Marish Academy Trust, have been using Renaissance solutions since 2010 to support the school's reading strategy. As a result, in December 2021, the school fell into the top twenty schools in the UK & Ireland for the most Accelerated Reader quizzes carried out over the previous twelve months. Since September 2020, the school has carried out over 39,794 Accelerated Reader quizzes and more than 4,729 Star Reading assessments.


Clear, Identifiable Objectives with Star Maths

Fulbridge Academy, Cambridgeshire

Fulbridge Academy has been using Star Maths since 2019 to support the school's maths development strategy. In December 2021, the school carried out the second-most Star Maths assessments in the UK & Ireland with an astounding 3,847 assessments carried out since September 2020.


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Ofsted: “Reading is at the heart of the curriculum”

Guston Church of England Primary School, Kent

Guston Church of England Primary School has been using The Complete Literacy Solution from Renaissance since July 2021. In October 2021, the school received a 'Good' Ofsted Inspection report with specific recognition for their reading development strategy. Literacy Coordinator, Jonathan Wells writes about how Accelerated Reader and Star Reading have supported the school maintain a successful culture of reading for all pupils which have since been acknowledged by Ofsted.


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Ofsted approved reading strategy at Lea Forest Primary Academy

Lea Forest Primary Academy, Birmingham

Lea Forest Primary Academy has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2015 to provide a consistent approach to reading and develop a love for reading for all pupils throughout the school. In November 2021, the school received a 'Good' Ofsted inspection report with specific recognition for the school's reading development strategy.