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Letter to Parents - Letter to Parents

Dear Parent/Carers

We are pleased to inform you that our library has been refurbished and is now located in a much bigger, communal space, opposite the main school reception.

All students are able to access the library before and after school. Students who wish to access the library during break and lunch times will need to have a library card. This is to ensure that numbers in the library are manageable to ensure a quiet and calm environment. Students who wish to get a library card will need to complete a paper form that can be collected from the library or complete this digital form:

We will be running interventions, one-to-one reading sessions as well as before and after school clubs via a timetabled schedule. Please find the schedule overleaf. All clubs and facilities are open to all year groups.

Our aim is to increase reading for pleasure statistics in our school as well as increase the reading levels and ages of students from Year 7 to 13. Reading is recognised as having fundamental importance of improving a child’s future academic achievement, wellbeing and success in life. Pupils who struggle to read struggle in all subjects and fluency of reading is also a key indicator for future success in further education, higher education and employment. With this in mind, we want our library to provide an environment that will support, develop and improve our students’ reading.

Students, can access a range of resources such as fiction and non-fiction books, magazines and computers within the library in a peaceful and calm environment so that students can read, complete their homework or just quietly enjoy their free time. There is a calendar of annual events sent out by email and displayed around the school, so that you and your child can check what literary events the library is celebrating each month. Every term there will be competitions, book fairs, author events and more.

We look forward to seeing students enjoy our new and improved library area space.

Yours Faithfully

Heather Simmons

Library Assistant