St Cedd’s School in Chelmsford has been a satisfied user of Juniper Education’s Education Resource Service for over 5 years. In this case study, we explore the value and impact of the service on the school’s learning environment through interviews with key staff members and examples of its versatile applications.
A Diverse and High-Quality Resource Collection
Mrs Wheater, the school librarian, praises the Education Resource Service for its extensive range of top-notch titles, regularly updated by Juniper Education’s expert librarians. The service provides a broad selection of resources extending the range of titles the school provides, giving pupils access to a wide array of books.
Exceptional Customer Service
Mrs Wheater also appreciates the helpfulness of Sally and Hazel from Juniper Education’s Education Resource Service. They offer support, such as sourcing books for specific language speakers and answering questions about topics and books. This exceptional customer service enhances the value of the service.
Supporting Global Connections and Creativity
Mrs Picking, Head of English, highlights how the artefacts provided have inspired students to research other countries, supporting the school’s connections with schools around the world. These objects also spark imaginative thinking, effectively inspiring creative writing lessons.
Examples of Education Resource Service Implementation
Instant Display: St Cedd’s School uses artefact and topic loan boxes to create engaging displays on curriculum topics, such as the Year 3 Stone Age display. The artefacts encourage hands-on learning experiences and supplement lessons with non-fiction books for further investigation.
Information Retrieval and Comprehension Skills: Topic loans are utilised as sourcebooks for information retrieval, like the Year 6 Shakespeare Four Fact Challenge, where students find four facts using four different information books.
Class Sets: The service provides class sets of books for whole-class group reading, integrating cross-curricular topics, such as Stone Age History and the English reading of Stone Age Boy.
World Issues and Geography: Artefact boxes, like the “Recycling Around the World” box, help students explore global issues, such as climate change, and research various countries based on the objects’ origins.
Creative Writing: Objects from the Education Resource Service are employed as story starters for imaginative writing exercises.
Book Club: The Juniper Book Awards enable St Cedd’s School to run a weekly book club for Years 5 and 6, promoting reading for pleasure and introducing students to new books they might not have discovered otherwise.
Story Sacks: Story sacks are utilised in the EYFS curriculum, offering diverse books for storytimes and supporting early learning experiences.
Juniper Education’s Education Resource Service has significantly enriched St Cedd’s School’s learning environment, offering an expansive collection of resources, exceptional customer service, and versatile applications. This compelling case study demonstrates the value of the service for primary schools in Essex, Suffolk, and Hertfordshire, encouraging them to consider utilising the service for themselves!
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