The school library is the school's physical and virtual learning commons where inquiry, thinking, imagination, discovery and creativity are central to the students' information-to-knowledge journey, and to their personal, social and cultural growth...1
- Using the LRC
- Borrowing from the LRC
- Reminders and bills for unreturned items
- Fines, lost or damaged Items
- Opening hours
- Revision guides and dictionaries
- Contact details
The role of the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is two-fold.
- The LRC provides support and resources for the curriculum.
- The LRC encourages and supports reading for pleasure.
Education isn't just about learning facts and figures; it is also about developing an enquiring mind, and the skills that enable a person to find the information they need for themselves.
The LRC and its Staff can guide students in how to use the Internet effectively and our resources are aimed at a target audience…the students of Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School. We know what students need to do their homework. We won't do it for them, but we can show them how.
Research by the OECD (2) has shown that whether or not a student reads for pleasure is a very important indicator as is their future success in exams and in gaining work. The LRC stocks a wide range of books, suitable for reading for pleasure including fiction, biographies, works on cars, fashion, pets, science, history …etc.
(1) Centre for International Scholarship in School Libraries, Submission 163, p2.
(2) OECD (2002) Reading for Change: Performance and Engagement Across Countries: Available at: http://browse.oecdbookshop.org/oecd/pdfs/browseit/9602071E.PDF
Any member of the school community can use the facilities of the Fanshawe Learning and Resource Centre.
LRC stock is issued for a standard loan period of 14 days.
Textbooks issued on behalf of teaching departments are issued until the beginning of June. So a textbook issued in July would be on loan until the beginning of June the following year. Textbooks required for a second academic year must be brought into the LRC for renewal, e.g. for Year 11 GCSEs or Year 13 A Levels.
- Years 7, 8 and 9: 3 items
- Years 10 and 11: 4 items
- Sixth Form: 10 items
- Staff: 15 items
Students are not allowed to exceed their borrowing limit without the express permission of the LRC Manager.
Students are requested to return or renew LRC items issued by the LRC on or before the due date stamped on the date sheet attached to the item.
If items have not been returned for a period of 6 months after the due date they will not be allowed to borrow any further items until the overdue item has been returned, replaced or paid for.
Overdue item notifications will be sent to parent/carers including the cost of replacing items in the following circumstances:
- All Years: When an item has been overdue for a minimum period of 6 months.
- Year 9: For all overdue items at the end of Key Stage 3. This is to ensure students have sufficient space on their library ticket for resources required in Key Stage 4. NB: Students are repeatedly reminded in Year 9 Reading Development Lessons to return or renew items before Rollover Week.
- Year 11: Leavers' letters for all items still issued to students at the end of GCSEs.
- Year 13: For non-renewed or returned items from Year 12 – issued in Term 1 of their Year 13. Leavers' letters for all items still issued to students at the end of A Levels.
Students and staff leaving the school should ensure that all the items issued to them by the LRC are returned prior to their departure from the school. Lists of items on loan are available from the LRC Staff on request.
Students are responsible for any item issued to them by the LRC.
The LRC does not charge fines for overdue items. However lost or damaged items must be paid for. Charges for non-fiction, audio books and textbooks including English Department novels are dependent on the replacement cost of the item, LRC stock fiction books are charged at a flat rate of £6.00 regardless of the replacement cost.
The LRC is open during term time only
- Monday - 8:30am to 4:00pm, 4:00pm to 4:30pm (Sixth Form only study skills drop-in)
- Tuesday - 8:30am to 4:30pm
- Wednesday - 8:30am to 4:30pm
- Thursday - 8:30am 4:30pm
- Friday - 8:30am to 3:30pm
- Closed during Mentor Period on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
TA support is available in the LRC during all lunchtimes and between 3:30pm and 4:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The LRC has around 24,000 items of stock including:
- Fiction - you can find something to suit all tastes from around 10,000 books, including audio books, manga and graphic novels.
- Non-fiction - this is where you will find information for school assignments and for your own interests and hobbies.
- Reference - dictionaries and encyclopedia for checking facts and figures. These books cannot be taken out of the LRC.
- IAG Careers Library - information on jobs and apprenticeships including vacancies, college and university courses and open days and gap year options.
- Journals – GCSE and A Level resources supporting the curriculum and wider study.
- Newspapers and Magazines - local and national newspapers, and a wide range of magazines including: Match!, Empire, Neo, National Geographic, and BBC Focus.
- Local Studies - want to know more about your School and Dronfield? This is where to look. This section also has local history information, maps, walks and guidebooks from around the Peak District, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.
- Computers: The LRC has 15 desktop and 32 tablet computers for student use. The computers are available for personal study by staff and students, if not being used for lessons.
- Printers - Black printing: No Charge
- Printers - Colour Printing: 10p per single sided A4 sheet / 20p per 2 sided A4 sheet
- Photocopies: A4 and A3 black : 5p per sheet
Revision Guides and dictionaries can be ordered from the Learning Resource Centre at discounted prices at any time of the year. As there is such a wide range of revision guides available, and the prices are subject to change through the year we do not offer on online service. The LRC works with the teaching staff to recommend the guides are best suited for each student.
A revision guide stall manned by the LRC Staff will be located in the E-Block on Information Evenings and Parent/Pupil consultations throughout the year. Sample copies are available for inspection and guides can be purchased or orders placed on the evenings.
Payment is by cash or cheque made payable to Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School Fund, we cannot at present take payment through the ParentPay system. In most cases revision guides are subject to a 25p administration charge.
Please contact the LRC Staff on the telephone number or email listed at the bottom of this page for more information and current prices.
The LRC accepts donations of books, maps and magazines. These items are assessed for their relevance to the curriculum, suitability of content, and condition. Any donated items which the LRC staff assess as not meeting these criteria are passed to local charities.
If you have any questions please contact the LRC Staff, Ms Whitelegg (LRC Manager) or Mrs Beeden (LRC Assistant).
- Tel: 01246 412372, ext:162