Learning Resource Centre
The LRC is at the heart of our school community, where together we:
- Foster a love of reading and share stories with each other.
- Encourage a lifelong curiosity, embrace questioning and enquiry about the world around us and to inspire researchers for the future.
- Provide a space where every pupil is welcome and can develop the study habits they need to achieve their academic potential. Our vision stretches out across the whole school, where we see students come together to work with shared and individual purpose. We are proud of our students, who we see begin their journey of learning with Roundhay and grow into resilient and responsible individuals.
The LRC is comprised of three “Learning Hubs”:
- The Study Hub
This area is designed to focus on study, with a range of subject texts, revision guides and non-fiction material to assist school work. Students have access to desk seating for independent, group and homework. The Study Hub also houses homework supplies and revision materials to assist students in their studies.
- The Reading Hub
This area is designed to inspire passion for reading, comprising of hundreds of fiction books across a range of genres – we cater to all interests and reading abilities. Students are able to borrow 2 books at a time for a maximum of 2 weeks before returning or renewing their book to the LRC. Students have access to soft seating, which is particularly popular during social time and relaxed reading time.
- The Digital Hub
This area is committed to the digital side of learning, which is integral school life. Here, students have access to computers, iPads and printing facilities which can be accessed during structured and social time, as well as after school opening time.
The LRC is an important part of KS3 learning, as this is where students will take fortnightly library lessons under the Accelerated Reader scheme to foster positive reading habits and strengthen their literacy skills. Library lessons have proved increasingly valuable to student learning, with most students leaving KS3 with greater confidence and improved reading ages – preparing them for the advanced reading they will undertake at GCSE level.
Sixth form also find the LRC space a central component of A-Level study. Students are able to use the space for study, group work and coursework during their free periods and exam study time.
The LRC is open during break and lunch for different year groups. We have a timetable, shown below so that there is fair access to all students. We offer a range of resources for social time, where students can catch up on homework, read, meet friends or play board games.