- To support the content of the curriculum to enable children to acquire knowledge.
- To provide a stimulating learning environment.
- To promote research and investigation strategies so that pupils can become confident in evaluating and using information.
- To encourage reading by providing a range of materials to suit all ages and abilities and develop a love of books and reading.
- To maintain links with external agencies and develop connections with local libraries.
- The library should continually evolve to respond to the learning and teaching needs of the whole school.
- The library should be an expression of the ethos and values of the school community and should be an expression of the ethos and values of the school.
- To ensure a high standard of display and promotional material to provide an attractive environment, which encourages study, browsing and reading.
- Each child who is a new admission is given a letter explaining library borrowing
procedures and receives an induction to the library and the facilities on offer.
- Each class (Years 1-6) are timetabled for Library each week.
- Library stock is catalogued using 'Junior Librarian' computer system.
- Non-Fiction is classified using a simplified Dewey system.
- Children borrow books using their personal identification number.
- Books are issued on a two week loan, to be read in school or at home.
- Reminders are sent to the borrower if a book is overdue.
- If a book is lost or damaged the parent/carers are sent a letter asking for replacement costs.
- Library stock includes Fiction and Non-Fiction - suitable for different ages and reading levels.
- Dual language books - Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Gujarati, Japanese, Punjabi, Polish, Somali, Tamil, Turkish, and Urdu.
- Young Readers to promote independent reading and Picture books to encourage early learning.
- Audiocassettes can also be borrowed.
- Reference books for quiet study time in the library.
- TBK - children's book magazine to read in the library.
- Library newsletter details new resources, special events etc.
- The School Librarian is responsible for the organisation and maintenance of the library resources and should be a source of help and advice.
- The library stock should aim to represent a balance between supporting the curriculum and meeting the individual needs and interests of pupils .
HEALTH AND SAFETY
- All routes are clear and uncluttered.
- Fire extinguishers of the right type.
- Shelving is not overloaded or top heavy.
- Shelving is the correct height.
- There are no trailing wires.
- Horsenden Primary School
- Horsenden Lane North
- UB6 0PB
- United Kingdom
- Tel: 020 8422 5985