Toot Hill School is committed to promoting literacy across all year groups and it is with this commitment that we now have an exciting and appealing lounge for student study. The Learning Lounge (LL) team comprises of Mrs Foxall (LL Manager) and Mrs Berrow (LL Assistant). We are also supported by an enthusiastic team of Student Librarians from all year groups who work in the Learning Lounge at breakfast club, break and lunch times. Intense Student Librarian Training is offered to the keener individuals during the Spring/Summer Term.
The Learning Lounge has a central location in school and provides a range of multi-media resources available for students during the school day and at lunchtime. Facilities include books, both Fiction and Non-Fiction, Chromebooks, along with two dedicated PC’s for searching all of the LL resources (Eclipse) and the area has Wi-Fi access too.
The LL is open to staff and students from 8.15am until registration for ‘Breakfast Club’, first lunch time (11.45-12.30), every day for Year 7, 9 and 10, second lunch time (12.35-13.15) for Year 8 and 11. Each Year 9 and 10 Tutor Group are also scheduled to have a registration in the LL every 4 weeks, offering further opportunity to benefit from this excellent facility. Due to timetable lesson commitments, opening times at break do vary and are displayed on the window of the LL.
The Learning Lounge has forged strong links with the English department culminating in the promotion of literacy and the use of the area. We provide timetabled LL/English lessons for all KS3 students with reading as a primary goal. In addition, we offer a series of induction sessions during the Autumn term for the new Year 7 students and a refresher session for Year 8 students.
We are always keen to foster students’ interest in books by running regular competitions, incentives and promotions. The LL section of the school website is updated regularly with our current competitions and reading incentives. Our book displays change frequently to promote the latest in new fiction and non-fiction titles, combining all of this and a warm welcome from the Learning Lounge Team make the area a vibrant and welcoming place to be.
The Learning Lounge also runs four different extended study clubs during the week. If you are interested in any of these clubs come visit us in the Learning Lounge for more information.
- The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming to Toot Hill
The Scholastic Book Fair will be in the Learning Lounge from Wednesday 22nd to Tuesday 28th November (Learning Lounge - 13/11/2023)
- Arkwright Engineering Scholarships: An incredible opportunity for year 11s
Launch meeting for anyone interested in finding out more Wednesday 25th October (STEM Pathways - 20/10/2023)
- Ada Lovelace Day 2023: Fantastic STEM workshops were a great experience.
A group of year 8 girls with an interest in STEM, travelled to MediCity on the Boots campus. (STEM Pathways - 11/10/2023)
- Arkwright Engineering Scholarship Success!
We are delighted to congratulate Toby Board on securing this prestigious award. (STEM Pathways - 21/09/2023)
- What a great STEM Trip for year 7: National Space Centre - Wednesday 19th July
Such a positive day for year 7s to both enjoy and gain an insight into STEM applications (STEM Pathways - 20/07/2023)