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11/06/21

Friday 11 June train disruptions/cancellations, including West Ewell and Epsom: https://t.co/gTY3K8q8LK

11/06/21

Good afternoon Due to significant problems with the signalling system near London Waterloo, train services running across the whole South Western Railway network may be cancelled, severely delayed or revised.

28/05/21

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter - so much good news! https://t.co/XVuFlZIFZV

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26/05/21

Retweeted From UK University Search

✨ TWO DAYS TO GO ✨ We can't wait to welcome you along to our South UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair! Don't miss out on the chance to get expert advice from universities, colleges & apprenticeship providers. Register now 👇 https://t.co/m4SWcOyAth https://t.co/wbbBCImYEv

25/05/21

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner 💙

💯- always interesting for staff to hear from former students who remember the way you believed in them. https://t.co/bJ0GutMmlK

20/05/21

Fabulous career opportunity for teacher of Business Studies & Economics! https://t.co/aAkaJrHLdZ

20/05/21

Exciting vacancy for Business Studies & Economics Lead Practitioner! https://t.co/ri0cGK9MhU

04/05/21

Hello! Any ideas how long Schoolcomms will be down, please? Do I stay at school and hope it comes back on, or go home?...do I stay or do I go now?!?

30/04/21

Remember that Monday 3 May is a Bank Holiday. We will see you all on Tuesday 4 May at 8.35am for an 8.40am start!

30/04/21

Do take a look at our Glyn Newsletter! Good to see students enjoying activities again! https://t.co/4eX2SYh8fK

27/04/21

suitable for students in Years 10, 11 and 12

27/04/21

This survey will close at 7pm on Weds 28/4

27/04/21

Retweeted From Glyn School

We are seeking your feedback on your and your child/ren’s experiences of school life at Glyn School via this link: https://t.co/Z5gP3YH4KI The survey should take no more than 5 mins to complete. Thank you for taking the time to support us. Miss Cortizo, Asst Headteacher

27/04/21

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

Just posted a photo @ Epsom College https://t.co/cGTJ1TTQPM

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26/04/21

Congrats to John Matthews on the naming of the library after him following 33 years at Glyn...and counting! https://t.co/gBmkERijST

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26/04/21

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

CRICKET is under way this morning against we’ve all missed this, great to have fixtures back on after over a year! https://t.co/zMdGJ5Sqi2

22/04/21

Hi - we are green with envy about your gritter! or should that be yellow?...good work!

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22/04/21

Retweeted From Marden Lodge

An exciting visit from the gritter today that was named by our school . Year 6, asked some excellent questions . We will be looking out for our gritter next winter ! https://t.co/Yi5U8lO9No

Accelerated Reader

'Inspire a love of reading while monitoring progress and attainment.'

At Glyn School, we create a culture of reading and develop students' reading skills through the Accelerated Reader (AR) Programme. Year 7, 8 and 9 students use Accelerated Reader, a computer-based programme, to monitor their reading practice and progress. Students complete multiple-choice quizzes once they have finished reading a book and the results provide feedback on their comprehension and vocabulary knowledge. The programme promotes high-quality reading and enables students to progress as readers. Also, AR provides useful data that enables teachers to share individual reading recommendations with students, based on their interests and reading levels, to suggest challenging and appropriate books for them to read. 

The AR programme at Glyn School, led by Jade Philips, Key Stage Three English Lead, is well established, growing and highly successful. This has been acknowledged by the Renaissance providers, who cite Glyn School as a particularly successful case study. 

Students should read for at least 20 minutes every day. Students answer multiple-choice questions, based on their reading, which adapt in difficulty in response to their answers. Quizzes should be completed shortly after reading for result accuracy. The test must last a minimum of 20 minutes to provide a range of data. Reading age and ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development) are immediately available, to identify an appropriate reading age for that student's range.

Using the ZPD obtained from their Star Reading test, students can select suitably challenging texts, which they can access, but which will challenge them, so they grow as readers. Students can select approved books from home. The process of quizzing and reading then repeats. 

“Renaissance Accelerated Reader is one of the most heavily researched programmes in the world. Independent studies from the National Literacy Trust (NLT) and Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) have found a positive relationship between Accelerated Reader usage, reading attainment and enjoyment of reading.” (Renaissance Learning)

We measure impact against our original intentions for the programme: 

  • for students to improve their standardised reading scores
  • for increased enjoyment in reading together
  • for continued exposure to and understanding of unfamiliar vocabulary

Please watch Miss Philips’ October 2020 Loom Presentation on Accelerated Reader