School Library – Learning Resources Centre
Homework & Reading Club
Everyday from 8:30am, the library runs a Homework / Reading Club. Year groups have been allocated the following arrangements at lunchtime:
- Key Stage 3 (Year 7-9) 12:30 -1:10pm
- Key Stage 4 (Year 10-11) 1:30 -2:10pm
However, when we have timetabled lessons in the library during period 4, the library will be closed to other students.
School Librarian/Learning Resources Centre Manager – Mr A Narouei
The Aims of the School Library
- To support and enhance the curriculum needs of the school community.
- To promote access to the curriculum for all users.
- To raise literacy and encourage a reading habit, as a source of pleasure, information and an important life skill.
- To promote equality of opportunity and oppose all forms of discrimination by providing library access to all of the school community. A balanced stock is also provided for the needs of users with a wide range of abilities and cultural backgrounds.
- To establish the library as a central educational and cultural resource for the school and as a supportive learning environment which caters for students with a wide range of reading ages and abilities.
- To develop information and retrieval skills which assist the students’ education.
- To enable students to develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as politeness, sense of responsibility, initiative and independence.
Study Skills in the Library
The library is a very important part of your development as a reader. You can find all sorts of information ranging from story books to natural Sciences and Mathematics.
In the School Library you will find:
- Information / Books on all curriculum subjects
- GCSE text books and revision guides
- Careers section
- Range of fiction books
- Ebooks online
- Reference section
- English dictionaries
- Language dictionaries
- Newspapers (daily)
- Magazines & Periodicals
- 15 laptops
- 4 desktop computers
- Accelerated reader books available at all levels (read more below)
- Up to HALF PRICE on a huge selection of books to purchase
Finding out what is on the shelves
This collection of books is alphabetically arranged. The first three letters of the author’s surname are written on the spine of the book. For example, if you are looking for Jacqueline Wilson’s books, you need to look for WIL on the spine of the book, on the shelf labelled W.
This collection of books is numerically arranged. that is according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System. The Dewey System is a way of numbering books in order to be found easily.
Log onto Conisborough’s Oliver System to find out what books and resources are available to you. Student ID and Passwords available from your form tutor.
Accelerated Reader (AR)
There are a huge range of AR books available for students to choose from and all are clearly labelled with coloured dots making it easy to spot their level.
As soon as students have read their books they should log onto their AR account and take the associated AR quiz. The quizzes assess whether students have understood their book and whether they should move up a level.
When students are supported by staff and parents, this process reliably develops reading levels. Please encourage your child to choose their AR book and support their reading at home by setting aside some time each day for reading. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s tutor.