Aims of the School Library

To provide a central collection of resources for the curricular needs of all staff and pupils that will support learning and teaching.

To provide resources for the leisure needs of pupils.

To provide a welcoming and accessible area with the appropriate atmosphere for individual/group study, group work, class use or reading.

To maintain and develop a wide selection of material, making it easily accessible to all staff and pupils.

To develop pupils’ information-handling skills from a wide range of resources and through knowledge of how the library works.

To promote reading as a pleasurable, important and valuable experience through provision of up-to-date and exciting material.

Library resources are used for:

* class visits

* research for discursive/persuasive writing and projects

* personal reading

* hobbies/leisure interests

* access to the Internet

* revision/homework/study area

* borrowing books