The LRC is a wonderful space at the centre of the school both physically and as an essential part of our students' independent learning.
It has seating for 90 students, 20 computers and the Careers Library. The Reprographics Department is also here so students may photocopy, print (in colour and black and white), as well as having work laminated and bound.
The LRC is open, with professional staff to advise, from 8.30 in the morning until the end of Homework Club at 4.15pm. Students may access 16,000 resources: 10,000 non-fiction books, 6,000 fiction books, encyclopaedias, project files, CD/DVDs and the Internet. Independent searching of the subject index or the computer catalogue, as taught in lessons, is encouraged but help is always at hand.
USING THE LRC
Students may visit the LRC every break and lunch time and many classes are booked in with their teachers to research for their work or find fiction books to read. The area is an important work area for our older students in Years 12 and 13 at all times of the day.
HOME LEARNING CLUB
After school, students who wish to stay on to complete work find resources and do home learning attend the LRC in large numbers until 4.15 The Librarian, a member of the teaching support staff and a team of Year 12 students are all present.
To encourage all students the LRC works with teaching departments to buy suitable materials at all levels for students. The Literacy Coordinator and the Librarian arrange reading groups, competitions, book week and Author visits.
Pete Johnson born 29th April 1965.
He begun work as a film critic for Radio One and then became a teacher.
His experiences in the classroom inspired him to write his first book for children.
He is the author of over fifty books, including the bestselling How To Train Your Parents.
Libraries changed his life.
'Joining the library was like finding myself in a vast, intoxicating treasure trove.'