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12/07/21

Our Creative Arts students are incredible! Art, Music, Drama, Food, DT...do watch our video...even the music is home grown Glyn student talent! https://t.co/zIssky8EmY https://t.co/vHZorfymsC

12/07/21

Do take a look at our weekly Newsletter! https://t.co/9aLtngb1is

12/07/21

Parents and Carers - if you did not receive the Glyn Newsletter on Friday 9 July, please check your junk! Please then move the email to your inbox, which will resolve the issue for future messages. Apologies - new parental messaging system gremlin!

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08/07/21

Open Evening postponed to Thursday 16 September 2021. We hope this new date will allow prospective families onto the school site, and we look forward to meeting you then! https://t.co/unlBiA4Dy7

02/07/21

Vacancy - are you an inspiring and experienced Careers Advisor looking for a position in an ‘Outstanding’ school? https://t.co/1pWEIld3Ed

02/07/21

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/jxVNaFbXEz

29/06/21

Joining Glyn School in September 2021? Please see our Transition Experience video! https://t.co/eeYSfosABR

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28/06/21

Wishing our Glyn School Wimbledon Ball Boys all the best as the Championships begin today https://t.co/D9IqPD316k

23/06/21

Reminder! Mufti Day Thursday 24 June - own clothes, voluntary £2 on the gate for Glyn PSA, remember your face covering...remind your friends!

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21/06/21

Library book returned 19 years late - 995 hours of detention? We hope he made it in The Rock Business! https://t.co/bSiAVVOXPI https://t.co/pGGIKI8iTE

15/06/21

With regret, Glyn School Open Evening for prospective Year 7 entry has been postponed until Thursday 16 September 2021. Further details on our website: https://t.co/8z3j0dapL7

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?!?

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