Learning Resource Centre
Welcome to Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
|The Learning Resource Centre is available for students before and after college for student access for homework, select and renew books, conduct own research or read quietly. Mrs Taylor is always happy to help students should they need support or guidance.
Monday to Fridays: 8.00am to 3.35pm
8.00am - 8.25am: Breakfast Club
10.45am - 11.05am: Break
1.05pm - 1.35pm: Lunch
2.35pm - 3.35pm: Homework Help Club
All students in Year 7 will take part in the Accelerated Reader programme where they will read for 20 minutes every day. Any students who are reading significantly above the chronological age will be given the opportunity to partake in a creative writing group as an alternative.
In the promotion of active reading for pleasure, Accelerated Reader produces an average of two years’ growth in reading age in just one academic year. The programme has raised the reading achievement of all of its participants: 67% of our Year 7 students increased their over-all reading age and 26% of the cohort increased their reading age by 1-2 years, during that one year alone.
Ofsted – ‘Raising Literacy in schools’ denotes that the most recent ‘Schedule for the Inspection of Maintained Schools and Academies in England’ emphasises the importance of the combination of literacy and reading across the curriculum. The descriptors for an outstanding school now include the following criteria:
- Excellent practice ensures that all pupils have high levels of literacy appropriate to their age.
- Students read widely and often across all subjects.
- Students develop and apply a wide range of skills to great effect, in reading, writing and communication.
- The teaching of reading, writing and communication is highly effective and cohesively planned and implemented across the curriculum.
- Excellent policies ensure that students have high levels of literacy, or students are making excellent progress in literacy.
Changes in the new National Curriculum 2014 indicate a much stronger emphasis on vocabulary development, grammar, punctuation and spelling (for example, the use of commas and apostrophes is now taught as early as KS1). In light of these cross curricular changes, the evidence illustrates that in order to incite positive progress in our students, there is a need to understand that literacy is a key issue regardless of the subject taught.