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Student Engagement Success Stories

Closing the Gap in Maths with Freckle at Bramley Sunnyside Junior School

Bramley Sunnyside Junior School, Rotherham, England

Bramley Sunnyside Junior School has been using Star Maths assessments since 2018 to support the school's maths development strategy. In 2022 the school introduced Freckle maths practice further to help the proficiency of numeracy skills for all pupils. In the summer term of 2022, we discovered that the pupils of Bramley Sunnyside Junior School had completed almost 5,000 Freckle maths practice tasks in two academic terms.

myON Ticks all the Boxes

St John's School & Sixth Form College, County Durham, England

St John's School & Six Form College, County Durham, have been using myON, the digital library from Renaissance, since 2021 to support the reading development strategy of all students across Key Stage 3.

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“Pupils go home with a book that they know they can read. This helps them practise the sounds they are learning.” – Ofsted

Chopwell Primary School, Gateshead, England

Chopwell Primary School have been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading since 2017.

In April 2022, the school discovered the fantastic news that they'd received a 'Good' Ofsted inspection report. The inspector's report specifically observed the school's successful reading development strategy.

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An Ode to Our Librarian, at Graham School

Graham School, North Yorkshire, England

Graham School has been using Accelerated Reader and Star Reading for almost a decade to provide students with more access to reading and develop a reading culture for pleasure.

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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 Reader 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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