The iResearch Centre was opened on 12th July 2012 by Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Schools. It is comprised of two adjoined work spaces. The first room is a computer suite with PCs, an iPad cabinet and study desks with power socket access for students to plug in their own devices. The second is a bespoke library of contemporary teen fiction, A Level texts, information books and reference materials, alongside comfy seating and study tables. Students may also use their smartphones as research aids in our high speed wireless environment. The iResearch Centre, managed by school librarian Miss K Cowley, operates as a Sixth Form quiet study area and a whole school resource, supporting curriculum learning, independent projects and reading for pleasure.
Current iRC User Guidelines
- The iResearch Centre is currently a Sixth Form only bubble for Years 12 and 13
- The iRC is open daily from 8.30am to 1.30pm Monday - Friday
- Sixth Form students are encouraged to use the iResearch space and its facilities during their free periods and during their break time for quiet study
- Sixth Form students are asked to sanitize their hands before entering the space and to wear masks when moving around to stop the spread of Covid 19
- PC keyboards and table tops are cleaned on a daily basis and anti-viral wipes provided for students to wipe their work stations before/after use
- Under present circumstances, a track and trace register is taken daily, recording every student who enters and uses the iResearch
Miss K Cowley
01244 335843 (Extn. 3078)
Post-Covid iRC User Guidelines
- The iResearch Centre is open daily from 8.00am to 5.00pm from Mondays to Thursdays and from 8.00am to 4.00pm on Fridays
- Sixth Form students are encouraged to use the iResearch space and its facilities during their free periods for quiet study
- During break and lunchtimes, the lower school has priority use of the iResearch Centre, and Sixth Form students are asked to use their common room and canteen
- Year 7 and 8 students will have priority use from 12.15pm - 12.45pm; and Years 9, 10 and 11 from 12.50pm - 1.20pm
- Years 7-11 may loan up to 3 books; Years 12 and 13 and keen readers may loan up to 6 books. The loan period is 3 weeks
Christleton High School uses a library system called Reading Cloud which allows students to browse its collection of books and resources online. Reading Cloud can be accessed on school PCs through the Student Intranet menu or by Googling ‘Reading Cloud’ on any computer or mobile device. Students and staff should use their regular school usernames and passwords to login and set the School as ‘Christleton High’. Once logged in, students will be able to monitor their own accounts, design a personal profile, look over reading lists, write reviews, watch author videos, and reserve books to be delivered straight to their form rooms.
In the video tutorial, librarian and iResearch manager, Miss Cowley will instruct all ePlatform members how to login and browse the collection, how to borrow books in EPUB, PDF and audio format, and how to reserve and return their loans. Eplatform will also be used as part of upcoming English lessons. For more information, please email: email@example.com.
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