The aim of the Learning Resource Centre is to provide the environment in which the students can obtain information and develop ideas that are fundamental to their development as independent, self-motivated and effective lifelong learners.
In the Primary school, each class is timetabled to visit the LRC once each week. During this time, the children may listen to a story, work on their information skills or share ideas on books and authors. They also choose a book or audio book to take home. There are 12 computers available for their use. Classes also visit at other times to use the research facilities, and Key Stage Two children can come at break time. The LRC is open after school until 2.30 should parents wish to visit with their children to change books.
The LRC is staffed by dual qualified teacher librarians and operates ‘Oliver’ which is a web based library management system offering full text searching for fast, efficient and powerful retrieval of information. A team of Library Monitors selected from Year 6 also help in the upkeep of the library, and assist with shelving and issuing books to younger students in the school. All children from Year 3 upwards are taught to use OLLY, which allows children to manage their own loan accounts and enables them to renew loans, reserve books and search for a book that they would like to borrow.
Please follow the link below to access the Encyclopaedia Britannica online using the school ID details that have been circulated via the weekly update. Britannica Online
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Meet the Team:
Mrs Samantha Buckley (Senior Librarian), Mrs Caroline McGrain (Primary Librarian)