Library

Opening Hours

(Term Time Only)      

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 15:30

The Library is open throughout the day, including the lunch periods, and is available for individual, group and class use.

Aims of Library

Teddington School’s Library is a multi format whole school resource which aims to support the work of all staff and students by:

  • Supporting the curriculum, encouraging independent learning and assisting in the development of life long learning skills.
  • Developing the reading habit, raising literacy levels and encouraging an enjoyment of books, reading and libraries.
  • Providing resources, guidance and accommodation for research tasks, homework, study and revision.
  • Supporting students’ leisure interests.
  • Contributing to pupils’ social development by involving them in the running of the Library.

Membership

All staff and students are automatically members of the school Library and are able to borrow resources either for their own use or use by classes or groups.

Borrowing Books and other Resources

  • Students are able to borrow 3 items. These items can be renewed.
  • Students are able to borrow Books, e-books, DVD’s, Audio Books, Cameras and USB Flash Drives.
  • A list of overdue items is sent out weekly via tutors and letters home.
  • A fine of 10p per book per day is levied on overdue books.
  • A fine of 50p per day is levied on all other items.
  • Access to Teddington School Library Catalogue Online

Resources and Services

  • There is an extensive collection of fiction, non-fiction, reference books, e-books, newspapers, magazines, and books, etc.
  • Follow these instructions to borrow eBooks
  • A computerised library management system (Heritage) enables all stock to be searched on the catalogue by author, title, subject and keywords.
  • 16 networked computers, printer and photocopier
  • A stationery shop provides students with necessary equipment.

Curriculum Use and Information Literacy

All students receive a basic introduction to the Library in year 7 and then have opportunities to develop and reinforce their information skills and independent learning strategies through lessons which are timetabled by teaching staff for research in all areas of the curriculum.

Reading/Literacy

We run a wide range of activities to encourage enjoyment in reading including displays, competitions, quizzes, clubs, book weeks, book sales, reviews, paired reading and book boxes.

Guide for Key Stage 4 Students

Information on Library usage, research skills and plagiarism.

1-Booklet-information | PDF
2-Online-Plagiarism-Tutorial.pdf |PDF
3-Research-Guide-for-Students-Key-Stage-4| PDF
4-Finding-Information-for-your-project| PDF

Homework

Library staff are available at lunchtime and after school to assist students with their homework tasks.

Links to Useful Websites | PDF
Issues

Relevant newspaper articles and useful statistics in the Essential Articles and Fact Files for use by students. User name is tw119pj, password is student.

Stationery Shop Charges | PDF
A-Level English Literature | PDF
A-Level Film Media Studies | PDF
English Department Recommended Reads Key Stage 5 - Poetry  |  PDF
English Department Recommended Reads Key Stage 5 | PDF
English Department Recommended Reads Key Stage 4 | PDF
English Department Recommended Reads Key Stage 3 | PDF
The Current Richmond Upon Thames Local Libraries Recommended Reads | PDF
Top 20 Books July 2016 | PDF
Top 20 Books 2015 | PDF
Top 20 Books September 2014 | PDF
Top 20 Books September 2013 | PDF
Top 20 Books September 2012 | PDF
Top 20 Books September 2011 | PDF
Top 20 Books September 2010 | PDF
Floor Plan of Library | PDF

Book Week

Book Week is a whole school event that will gives every pupil the chance to meet at least two of the 13 authors, illustrators, poets, storytellers and journalists that come in over the course of the week in July.  Click here for the brochure. The brochure contains winners to the associated writing competition.

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