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Library & Reading Resources


(Margaret Fuller)

The Learning Resource Centre supports learning across the curriculum and has a key role in encouraging the habit of reading for pleasure and supporting the lifelong benefits that reading brings.

The Learning Resource Centre is a central hub in the school for independent working, research work and reading for students. It is well stocked with a variety of both fiction and non-fiction to support the curriculum and foster a love of reading for pleasure. A variety of curriculum-based classes are timetabled in the centre, using its media resources and suite of 26 computers. Intervention groups are also often scheduled to run in the space after school, as well as during the day.

Library monitors assist with the running and organisation of the library and the supervision of the students during break and lunchtimes.  The LRC runs a popular stationery shop where students can purchase key essentials for the school day. Under current restrictions, lunchtimes are open to students on a year group rota, as a quiet place to work, read and use the ICT facilities.

A love of reading is encouraged through the peaceful, relaxed environment, with some easy chairs and quiet spaces. The English Department has a close relationship with the LRC, through the policy of having ten minutes silent reading at the start of lessons. Reading lists for recommended reads are frequently updated for different year groups while book events such as World Book Day and the Readathon are also promoted throughout the school year.