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Ss John Fisher and Thomas More
Roman Catholic High School

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LRC

Fisher More RC High School have received funding for the development of a new, hi-tech Learning Resource Centre. We are all very excited about this fantastic resource and the opportunities it will offer our students.

Phase one has now been completed and the plans are in place for phase two which is due to start very soon.

Our new Learning Resource Centre offers a welcoming environment for studying and reading.

Students are able to use the LRC during break times within school. They will also visit in lesson time to carry out research tasks or follow our Accelerated Reader programme (see tab).

We have a growing variety of resources available for our students:

Reading for Pleasure

All our students are encouraged to read regularly for pleasure. This is supported by the use of the Accelerated Reader Programme and the DEAR sessions in school.  Mrs Bowdin is also on hand to help pupils select books that will interest and inspire them.

Students can choose from a large range of fiction, popular non-fiction, biography and graphic novels. The majority of books have Accelerated Reader book levels for guidance on reading difficulty.

Pupils are free to select any book from the library, providing that it is appropriately challenging in its nature.  All library books are banded with a different coloured label to indicate their level of difficulty; however, there is some flexibility allowed in the choice of books.  Pupils are also able to read a book from home, but this must be part of the Accelerated Reader programme, so that quizzes can be taken, points accrued and your child’s progress monitored. You can check this online for yourself at www.arbookfind.co.uk, or ask your child to check with the LRC manager.

Reading for Research

Our non-fiction collection aims to support students in studying for their exams and explore their hobbies and areas of interest.

Planning for the Future

We also have a careers library that will inform our students’ decision-making throughout their school careers. The information available will vary from choosing GCSEs, A-Levels, college or university, to practical advice on choosing a career, preparing for work, apprenticeship opportunities, gap years and more.

If you have any queries please contact Mrs Bowdin, our Learning Resources Manager, via email: bowdin.j@fishermore.lancs.sch.uk