At St Paul’s, the library is at the heart of the school. It is a busy working environment for both staff & students and always bustling with activity. As well as independent study and private revision, the library is also used by our Key Stage Three class, who all have a timetabled lesson. Each lesson is designed to help encourage students with reading for pleasure, opening them up to new authors and genres. Students have access to a range of resources, including classic fiction and a range of non-fiction texts to support their school work.
The library also supports our whole school literacy programme. Our year 7 students are reading ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ by Onjali Rauf and Year 9 are reading ‘Ghost Boy’ by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Year 8 are taking part in the UK Reading Roadmap, a nationwide programme that introduces students to texts of varying genres.
Our New Librarian
At the end of last year, we were excited to welcome Mrs Aisha Tutla as our new School Librarian. Mrs Tutla brings with her experience of both primary and secondary school libraries. She is incredibly passionate about the library and is looking forward to working with students, helping them on their reading journeys.
Mrs Tutla is also supported by a team of Student Librarians. These are students from across Key Stage Three and Four who support the library at break and lunch times. They are available to support students with checking out and returning books. They can also recommend your next book choice! It is always exciting to see students sharing their love of reading with each other.