Learning Resource Centre

The Learning Resource Centre, based in the Upper School building, is a bright, welcoming and dynamic room for all the students and staff to enjoy.  It is a place of study and research, of leisure reading and relaxation.  It is always busy, whether during lesson times or at lunch, with accommodation for up to 40 students.

The Learning Resource Centre has a stock of over 6,000 items, including fiction and non-fiction books, magazines and newspapers, and careers materials, most of which is available for loan.  The Learning Resource Centre catalogue has direct links to 12,000+ resources, both books and websites, and can be accessed from all computers within the school.  There are also many relevant encyclopaedias and reference books available for pupil’s research purposes.  Wiltshire Libraries’ catalogues can be directly accessed and items reserved and collected from Amesbury or Salisbury libraries.

Students take part in a library and information skills course, which gives them more confidence in their use of the Learning Resource Centre and in researching essays and projects.  They also take part in the Accelerated Reading Scheme, which is jointly run with the English Department.  The aim of the scheme is to build a reading culture throughout the school and make reading practice more effective for every student.

Student Librarians are a valued part of the Learning Resource Centre team. Their service is acknowledged with a Praise Point per duty.   Students from Years 8 and 9 act as Student Librarians at lunchtime on a rota basis.  They are in charge of issuing and returning books using ‘OLIVER’ the computerised library system. The students gain experience in a ‘customer service' role and also use their IT skills in a practical way. In addition, they help with tasks in the Learning Resource Centre such as shelving and stamping books.

 Websites Encouraging All Abilities Of Readers

Site

 What Is It About?

www.mrsmad.com

 Ths is a lively site with news and reviews dedicated to encouraging reading in young people.

www.teenreads.com

Provides news, book reviews, interviews, author profiles and more.

Accelerated Reader Scheme (click here)

Welcome to Accelerated Reader – when you are ready to take a quiz, click on the link and log in.

http://www.arbookfind.co.uk/

Is the book that you are reading in the Accelerated Reader Scheme?

 

The Learning Resource Centre is open between 8.30am and 3.30pm.

Tuesday lunchtime - Year 7's only

Friday lunchtime - Quiet reading only

 

BioStore – Biometric Identity Technology

The school is using the above technology to record the loan and return of the books in the school’s Resource Centre.  BioStore does not store any images of fingers.  The recorded templates comprise a set of numbers to represent each person.  This set of numbers will be unique within populations of hundreds, or a few thousand, people.  However, in the wider population the system is not accurate enough for the templates to be usable for forensic matching with any degree of certainty.  A court of law would never be able to use this information as evidence.

The database is protected by a licence key, which means that the database and any backup of its contents can only be accessed on licensed hardware.  The licensed hardware is stored in the school’s own secure facility, so that the encrypted data is only available to the registered licensee.  Even if a school’s security were to be compromised and a backup of the database stolen, the encrypted data would still be unreadable, even by another school. 

Performance

“Students behave well because expectations of them are clear and they receive good care and support”.

[Ofsted 2014]

 

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SUPA - Teacher Training at The Stonehenge School

Click here to take a look at What SUPA has to offer.

The Stonehenge School offers a range of opportunities and experiences for those who wish to join the profession. We provide a highly supportive environment, with a well-organised training programme that has helped many successful students to enter into the world of teaching. We view this as a highly important part of what we do as a school in supporting the future of education in the local area. 

There’s never been a better time to train to be a teacher.

Teacher training is better, more varied and more targeted at the needs of the young teacher than ever before. And when you do qualify salaries are attractive - average starting salary is around £23K and a Head can earn as much as £113K.

Good teachers are in demand and there are excellent employment prospects; 9 out of 10 new teachers, who want to teach, found teaching jobs in the first 12 months.

No other profession gives you the opportunity to share the passion you have for your subject with so many people, so often.

And teaching offers the chance to take on responsibility early in your career. 

There are two main routes that are offered at The Stonehenge School for teacher training:

Provider lead

This is a conventional PGCE course based at one of the local universities with placements available at The Stonehenge School. We have links of this nature with several higher education establishments and if this is the route you are interested in you should apply directly to the University of your choice.

School Direct

The Stonehenge School is involved in partnerships with other local schools and the University of Southampton in providing non-salaried School Direct teacher training placements. We are involved in the SUPA (Southampton University Partnership Alliance) Salisbury alliance and offer training in a wide variety of subjects each year.

Please use the following link for the SUPA teaching alliance where more information about the course structure and the schools involved in the partnership can be found – www.supa.biz

 Applying for a place 

For September 2016 the alliance will be providing places for the following subjects. Applications can be made via the UCAS website using the following codes: 

 

Provider name

Provider

Name of training programme

CODE

Training Location

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

Computing

2VHH

Main Site

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

English

2VHJ

Main Site

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

Mathematics

2PS5

Main Site

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

Physics

2PS6

Main Site

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

Chemistry

2PS7

Main Site

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

Physical Education

2PS8

Main Site

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

History

2PS9

Main Site

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

Geography

2PSB

Main Site

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

Biology

2VHG

Main Site

SUPA Salisbury

1FZ

Modern Languages

2VHK

Main Site

Course Structure

This training programme is similar in structure to the provider-led PGCE course at the University. The main difference will be the attachment each trainee will make with their home school which will involve an initial three weeks of induction and a guaranteed second placement. The content of the training year is broken down as follows:

Term 1

In September trainees will spend approximately three weeks following an induction programme in their home school. This should afford opportunities to visit local primary schools and gain 6th Form experience, as well as gaining an understanding of the systems and functions of the home school. Trainees will then attend approximately two weeks initial training in the University. This will be followed by the rest of the term in their second placement school as well as attending University training days.

Terms 2 and 3

In January, trainees will attend the University for further training for approximately two weeks and will then begin their teaching placement in their home school. They will remain there until the end of June whilst they complete a personalised programme. 

During this time, trainees will return to the University from time to time for regular training days. 

There is a wide range of contrasting schools within the alliance which ensure a broad experience.  For more specific questions and details of bursaries available please contact

schooldirectadmissions@soton.ac.uk

You are welcome to visit our school and this can be arranged by emailing Jo Hockley at hockleyj@stonehenge.wilts.sch.uk

You can keep up to date with upcoming train to teach events and latest information by following us on Twitter SupaTeachers @supateacherITT