“An extensive programme of enrichment activities expands students' experiences and there is an emphasis on developing more opportunities for students to be able to engage in enterprise activities.” - Ofsted, Nov 2008
The ILC is a vibrant and busy place with an excellent selection of resources. Located in a large, bright room the ILC has built up an excellent collection of fiction and non-fiction books and a growing selection of other media.
The ILC has 15 networked computers and a number of laptops which may be used anywhere in the ILC. All have access to the online library catalogue and to the internet and are used for research and project work. An interactive whiteboard is used by both teachers and the librarian, Mrs. Kaye.
The librarian is assisted by a team of Year 7 and 8 student librarians, as well as senior student librarians.
The ILC hold reading clubs for Year 7 & 8 students which meets regularly to discuss popular fiction books. Throughout the year displays, activities and competitions are run in conjunction with wider literary events such as World Book Day and newly published fiction books.
For more information about forthcoming events please visit the ILC web page.
The Connexions Centre is also based in the ILC. The stock includes information on:
Students have lessons designed to help them use the Connexions Centre independently and Personal Adviser, Lyndsey Foster is available each Monday and Tuesday for advice.
Each half-term a guest speaker is invited to talk about their career.