Learning Resource Centre
The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) houses our school library with approximately 9,000 books. It also has local/daily newspapers, a selection of magazines and notebooks computers wirelessly linked to the main school network available to use. Chess sets are also available for students to play at break and lunchtime.
Additionally, the LRC contains our careers resources and information. Teaching and learning resources are also available for teaching staff.
Students have access to the LRC before school, break and at lunchtime. There is also Independent Learning after school on Tuesday – Thursdays from 3.10 - 4.00pm - supported by the student support team.
All students enrolling at Lealands automatically become members of the LRC. Students initially can take our three library books for three weeks. If books are lost or damaged a replacement cost will be issued.
All Year 7s have an induction into how the LRC works during their first few weeks at school.
During the school term, book club magazines are issued to Form Tutors for students to purchase books. During World Book Week we run a book fair, enabling students to purchase books at a reduced price. World Book Day vouchers are also issued to each student. We also invite authors to come into the LRC to share their experiences with our students.
There is a LRC coordinator to help students find information together with our Eclipse computerised catalogue which allows students to access the system not only in school but also at home and via their mobile phones. Students can reserve books, access internet pages relevant to the curriculum and write reviews.