Learning Resources Centre
Learning Resources Centre (LRC)
The LRC at Atam Academy is for all students to use. When students join Atam Academy, they automatically become a member of the LRC. They are given a barcode sticker, which is stuck on the front of their planner - this barcode is their library card. When students want to borrow a book they must bring their planners and the book to the librarians, who will scan the barcodes. The date when the book is due back will always be stamped in the library book.
Year 7 students can borrow three books at a time for three weeks at a time. After this they must either return or renew the books.
All Year 7 students have Accelerated Reader lessons. This is a programme where pupils read a book and then take a quiz on it to test their understanding. All Year 7s are given guidelines to help them choose the most appropriate book for their reading age. All Accelerated Reader books have points, and prizes and achievement points are given out to students who do well in their quizzes. Certificates are also awarded to students for every 100 points they achieve.