My name is Sarah Dunne and I started working in the Library in September 2015. I have the knowledge and experience of working in Dartford Library for 5 years, which has helped me ease myself into this new role, which I really enjoy. I hope you find this page useful with lots of information and latest news.
I would like to welcome some new Year 7s to our Student Librarian team:
Tristan Latimer, Danny Grover and Taylor Koch all Year 7 Darwin.
And the rest of the Student Library team!
Most popular book borrowed: World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon
Tom Gates is constantly dominating the most popular book, this hasn’t left the top spot all year! If you like these types of books try:
There are only 50 books per title. First come first served!
The programme is designed to help track and monitor student’s reading ages throughout the school year and provide interventions strategies, where appropriate. The programme starts with a test, which determines what their reading range will be (or book level) based on their comprehension of vocabulary (example 4.2 – 4.7). The Leigh library has books for all levels and are clearly marked with a blue sticker on the spine to show the book level. Once they have read a book, they then take a quiz on their ipad/computer for each book. Progression to higher level is dependant upon their success in the quiz.
Students will be tested throughout the school year in order to keep track of progress and to put any interventions in place where necessary.
The Principals, other senior leaders and governors, provide outstanding leadership.Ofsted
Relationships are enhanced by the college structure. Students say, and inspectors agree, that there is a close family feel to being in a smaller college unit, and that students enjoy school more because of this.Ofsted
Students participate readily in the wide range of sports, social, art, music and drama activities that the school provides. Many students attend the after school and weekend revision clubs that staff provide.Ofsted
The school organises the wide range of subjects it teaches extremely well, and reviews them regularly, adjusting its provision to meet the changing needs of students.Ofsted
Teaching is challenging. It is based on accurate assessment of how well students make progress, what their individual learning needs are, and what kinds of activities will best make sure that they learn well.Ofsted
Students make outstanding progress in English and mathematics. Students’ progress in business, design and technology, ICT and physical education is also outstanding. Students make good progress overall.Ofsted