Learning Resources Centre
Offering a welcoming environment for studying and reading
The Learning Resources Centre is open to students and staff until 4.45pm daily. It is a calm and relaxing environment for studying, reading for pleasure and of course exploring and borrowing the resources we have available.
Students can use the Learning Resources Centre before and after school and during breaks.
We have a growing variety of resources available for our students:
Reading for Pleasure
All our students are encouraged to read regularly for pleasure. Students can borrow a maximum of 3 books at a time, and borrow each book for up to two weeks at a time.
Reading for Research
Our non-fiction collection aims to support students in studying for their exams and explore their hobbies and areas of interest.
Keeping it Topical
The Learning Resources Centre has a range of magazines and periodicals this year. We stock magazines that students can read for pleasure, covering popular subjects such as cars, technology, sport and fashion, and also a range of academic periodicals, aimed primarily at our Sixth Form students, supporting them in their course studies and wider reading around their subjects.
Planning for the Future
We also have a Careers Learning Resources Centre that will inform our students’ decision-making throughout their school careers. From choosing GCSEs, A-Levels, college or university, to practical advice on choosing a career, preparing for work, apprenticeships opportunities, gap years and more.
Keeping it 'reel'
This year students will also be able to borrow DVDs from the Learning Resources Centre. These will be on overnight loan only, and students can choose from a range of films related to their studies and hobbies, plus critically acclaimed films to please their inner culture vulture!
The Learning Resources Centre can be accessed before and after school, and at break times, for homework and online research.
The LRC also offers an amazing range of VLe books for pupils to download to any device. We have a vast selection of fiction and non-fiction books which are available to download at any time. This is a perfect solution to make sure every student is catered for at any situation.
My name is Mrs Saiyeed and I am delighted to introduce myself as the Learning Resources Manager at Hatch End High School.
I have been managing and co-ordinating learning resources in education for over 10 years and worked in library services before that. In my role at Hatch End, I work very closely with the Senior Leadership Team and the English Department to promote literacy to all year groups and to provide easy access to educational resources. Most of all I thrive on getting as many students as possible to simply read for pleasure!
We hold regular breakfast and after school clubs for different groups of pupils and we are open from 7.45 to 16.45 each day. We particularly encourage exam year groups to use the library after school. We are also open during breaks.
Guided Reading lessons also take place in the LRC during which I support the teachers in finding appropriate resources. Pupils are absolutely able to ask for help in picking out books suitable to their individual needs and literacy levels.
Different books are promoted throughout the Learning Resource Centre and exciting events take place to highlight new resources, specific topics and foster the love of reading across a wider range of genres. We also regularly ask for recommendations from both staff and pupils for new books or resources so that our stock stays relevant and fresh.
If you have any queries please contact our Learning Resources Manager, Miss G Saiyeed via email: email@example.com or phone: 020 8428 4330 x2025