The Personal Learning Centre
The PLC offers pupils of Dormston School the following facilities:
- 36 new computers which are all connected to the school’s network
- a large selection of non fiction books which support the Curriculum
- the latest fiction books to encourage reading for pleasure;
- careers information
- after school clubs
- research skills lessons
- author visits and events
The PLC is managed by Mrs Ellsmore who is a full time Librarian/PLC Manager, her role is to ensure that the PLC provides a welcoming environment in which pupils are given the space, materials and information skills to research, study and learn.
When pupils enrol at Dormston they automatically become members of the Library, this enables them to use the computers and borrow books. The PLC is designed to meet the needs of each individual child, the facility is accessible to all and books are available in a selection of formats which include audio and large print.
The PLC is well used and is open throughout the school day; this enables teachers to use the facility during lesson time. It also opens during break times and outside of school hours for pupils to work independently or research. Mrs Westwood is always available to assist pupils with finding and using information.
The PLC is also home to The Book Club; members meet after school every Monday to take part in activities and discuss the books they are reading. Pupils from all year groups are welcome to attend.
Information including the latest news and events in the PLC will be displayed on the VLE.