The Learning Centre

In the Learning Resource Centre we aim to;

  • Complement and support the curriculum for both students and staff by providing access to a wide range of up to date resources.
  • Provide induction to the LRC which will enable students to have a sound understanding of various information sources and search strategies, reinforced at different levels when students visit the LRC for lessons or independent research.
  • Create and sustain independent and enthusiastic readers at all levels.
  • Provide a welcoming, attractive, supportive and stimulating
    environment for all users.

Resources
Non-Fiction. 11,000 books including 6th Form non-fiction.
Fiction. 4600 titles aimed at all abilities.
Reference Section. Encyclopaedias, dictionaries, popular reference works and items from general stock transferred to the reference section to support the curriculum.
Staff Library.
DVD’s
Magazines. Curriculum related and general interest.
Computers. 30 networked computers and 12 Laptops
Printers. Colour and black and white.
Colour photocopier.
Hire of digital cameras and cam-corder.
Services of the Education Library Service.
Sixth Form Library (G8Way 2)

Hours Of Opening
Monday to Wednesday – 08.15 to 17.15
Friday – 08.15 to 15:45

OPEN AT BREAK TIME FOR QUIET READING AND RETURNING BOOKS

OPEN AT LUNCH TIME FOR STUDY SUPPORT/USE OF COMPUTERS/QUIET READING/ISSUING AND RETURNING BOOKS AND OR DVDs/GAMES (age appropriate).

The LRC is an integral part of Sandbach High School and receives a high degree of support from the Schools’ Leadership Team, teachers and students alike.

We continue to develop and expand, providing stimulating and relevant resources across the curriculum.

The LRC makes a positive contribution to school life and has a vital role to play on the encouragement of independent learning.

The Librarian endeavours to promote a successful reading culture by promoting the value and enjoyment of reading for pleasure. The after school reading club ‘The Big Read’ continues to remain popular with members from all years including the Sixth Form.

The Librarian liaises with Curriculum Leaders and teaching staff with regard to curriculum requirements and develops resources accordingly. LRC capitation is divided between the LRC and Curriculum Areas, who are then asked to provide resource lists to support their curriculum area for the following year.

The LRC has strong links with and is supported by the Education Library Service who provide additional resources in the form of books, DVDs, project boxes and objects to support the curriculum and termly training to support the Librarian.

The LRC is open to staff and students throughout the school day.

Lessons can be booked or students sent individually or in groups to undertake independent research to be supervised by the Librarian. Independent learners wishing to use the LRC during timetables lessons do so at the discretion of the teacher taking the lesson.

The LRC strives for an atmosphere of mutual respect and consideration where students and staff can read and study in a welcoming, supportive and calm environment.