Theale Library

Welcome to The Learning Resource Centre

The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) provides a modern, relevant and engaging Library and Information Service which supports teaching and learning at Theale Green School. The LRC is a vibrant and busy facility, managed by the School librarian and open to students every school day; including break and lunchtime.

The Learning Resource Centre offers a huge wealth of information for students to access. The librarian works closely with teachers to ensure that we have up-to-date, relevant non-fiction books that support the curriculum and students are encouraged to find information, using the LRC independently or as part of a lesson. The LRC has 21 computers, which are used to support the Accelerated Reading scheme and to provide support for homework or research projects.

Also available is a large collection of fiction books, which are regularly updated to appeal to all year groups across the school and which are also used to help monitor student reading progress through the Accelerated Reader scheme (students read a book, take an online quiz and get immediate feedback). Students respond positively to regular feedback using Accelerated Reader, and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills whilst developing a love of reading. Advice and reading recommendations for students are always available to assist them with their book choices and help to promote independent reading progress.

The LRC works closely with the English Department to deliver reading programmes, author visits plus literacy activities to support literacy across the curriculum. Students can get involved in book groups, reading games, library fun activities and become School Library Helpers.

Sixth Form students are supported by the LRC in developing their research skills through a programme of Information Literacy classes designed to help students become independent learners and to assist with their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) studies.