Library Resource Centre
Our library aims to provide a high quality study support service for students aiming to achieve the highest standards of education. It features a relaxed, enjoyable but purposeful working atmosphere where students are helped and encouraged to take full advantage of the many facilities, including:
13519 items of stock - books (fiction, non-fiction and reference), DVDs, CD Rom/software, revision guides, study aids, talking books, project boxes and baby-sitting packs!
Spacious study areas with comfortable seating and excellent lighting.
Computer suite with 18 flat-screen computers with controlled internet access, black/white and colour printers and study tables.
Ready 4 Work area with a selection of careers information, computers and study tables.
30 iPads for use in the classroom.
30 Nook eReaders
Plus interactive whiteboard, Oliver Management System, digital camera, TV, video, and a wide range of educational games to borrow and use after school.
Being a Student Librarian
Student Librarians help and support the smooth running of the Library Resource Centre. They take up their duties after completion of a basic training programme, and later have the opportunity to complete the Student Librarian Training Scheme run by the Schools Resource Services (Middlesbrough). Intermediate and Advanced levels are available. Successful students attend an annual presentation evening for up to 30 schools throughout the Teesside area.
Training as a Student Librarian is extremely valuable even if you have no intention of pursuing a career as a librarian! The skills learned are those which are valued in any business environment - organisation, presentation and customer service, to say nothing of a greatly increased level of self-confidence.
New Student Librarians are recruited each November.
Student Librarians (as at October 2018) are:
Foundation Level: Teagen, Morgan, Amy, Lily, Maddie.
Intermediate Level: Zach, Sophie, Nicole.
Advanced Level: Lucy, Jenna.
The Library Resource Centre (LRC) is staffed by Mrs Bulley (LRC Co-ordinator), Miss Goodier (Librarian/Higher Level Teaching Assistant) and Mr Shires (Librarian/Higher Level Teaching Assistant).
They are supported by a well-trained and enthusiastic team of Student Librarians. The images to the right and below are just one example of their work and involvement in the running and up keep of the Library Resource Centre. These displays were created to mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I. (Nov. 2018)
Renaissance Home Connect
Home Connect for Year 7 - 9 Pupils
Renaissance Home Connect is a way of monitoring and encouraging your child’s reading. We are confident that you’ll find it to be a valuable tool for monitoring your child’s progress. Research confirms that parental involvement in a child’s education is a strong predictor of pupil achievement.
Home Connect Log in
Now you can view your child’s progress online!
Accelerated Reader Renaissance Home Connect provides parents/carers with a snapshot of your child’s reading progress. Progress includes an average result for all quizzes, the number of points earned, and the results on the last quiz.
How does Renaissance Home Connect help me improve my child’s reading progress?
• You can view your child’s progress toward reading goals and reader certification, and view all books that your child has read and quizzes your child has taken.
• You can view all words a child has learned through Vocabulary Practice Quizzes. In addition, words your child has missed are clearly marked so you can help them child learn those words.
• You can access an online search tool, AR BookFinder, to search for books using various criteria, including author, subject, or reading level.
• You can receive emails that reveal results for Reading Practice Quizzes and Vocabulary Practice Quizzes and provide links to the website where you can check progress.
How do I get access to Renaissance Home Connect?
Your child’s teacher will provide you with the web address for Renaissance Home Connect. The same login and password that your child uses at school will work at home.
What if I have questions about using Renaissance Home Connect?
Contact the main school office if you need help or have questions about using Renaissance Home Connect.
St. Hild's Bookshop
- it's open for YOU!
Here is what is on offer:
WHAT? Revision guides as recommended by Heads of Department.
Prices from £4.00
WHERE? In the Library Resource Centre and at Year 10 and Year 11 Parents' Consultation Evenings.
WHEN? Every day at break and after school.
WHO? Mrs Bulley, Miss Goodier,
Revision Guides will be ordered on Friday for Students to collect the following Wednesday from the Library.
To download our up-to-date detailed Price List/Order Form, click here.
Print out the form at home, then send in the completed form with your payment (Cheques payable to "St. Hild's C of E School").