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22/01/21

Do take a look at this week's Glyn School Newsletter - our staff and students are keeping very busy! https://t.co/bax6XyTd9H

21/01/21

Update to technical issues during Year 10 Parents' and Carers' remote meetings - SchoolCloud tell us that they have now resolved the issue. If the problem should return, please refresh your browser.

21/01/21

Technical Issues - Year 10 Remote Parents' and Carers' Evening. Please accept our apologies for the disruption to these meetings. Please persevere and keep refreshing your browser until the issue has been rectified by SchoolCloud.

18/01/21

Do take a look at our latest Glyn Newsletter: https://t.co/JmNppdGPWD

21/12/20

For all those that might be struggling over the Christmas period, do not forget that there are many organisations out there to help you. Please use our Glyn SHARP page for a huge amount of links to different organisations. https://t.co/yyQm70aWhR . Stay Safe and Stay Well

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16/12/20

Difficult to see but this is the moment yesterday afternoon that 8 Abbey and 8 Tudor took it upon themselves to take the knee for Black Lives Matter at the start of their House Football Final. We are very proud of them. https://t.co/vo1BMJEo1J

11/12/20

'Save the Children' charity Mufti Day today - thank you to Glyn families for your generous donations for such an important charity

11/12/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter via this link: https://t.co/Wxvyveo7ti

10/12/20

Friday 11 December is a Mufti Day in aid of Save the Children. Voluntary donations of £2, please. Students may wear their own clothes. Christmas jumpers encouraged! No uniform needed, but please remember face coverings!

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26/11/20

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

Extra-Curricular Sport is back! https://t.co/J61DDZqltq

26/11/20

Reminder: INSET Day - Friday 26 November 2020 - school closed for all students.

26/11/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/xAKFoVNWW0

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26/11/20

Looks chilly in Swanage! Year 13 conducting their geography field work today. https://t.co/i4FBv4Ep48

23/11/20

Friday 27 November is a Staff Training Day (INSET) so will be closed to all students on that day.

23/11/20

Do take a look at our Glyn School Newsletter! https://t.co/Mu0q7pcYkv

23/10/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter - cricket and sailing successes, plus other uplifting news: https://t.co/wy77UMfd5E

22/10/20

Reminder that Friday 23 October is a Mufti Day - donations of £2 at the school gates to the Glyn PSA gratefully received. Monies raised provide extra resources for the benefit of our students. Thank you.

16/10/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn School Newsletter! https://t.co/B4rAkvn2vS

09/10/20

Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening will be held on Thursday 15 October 2020, so please check our website on that date. Sadly, no tours or visits this year, but do join us virtually on 15 Oct!

09/10/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/1XgfSPFkVH

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