A Moment with… Hannah Rogers-Green, Head of Libraries
28 November 2022 - Academic
I have been an English teacher for over ten years and a passionate reader ever since I can remember! I was raised to read voraciously, and I will still read anything, from Jane Austen to the Harry Potter series to books on the War of the Roses and Ancient Egypt. This is my fourth year teaching English at Wycombe Abbey, having previously been Second in Department, and I was appointed to the newly-created position of Head of Libraries at the beginning of this academic year.
Good school libraries have a positive impact on wellbeing, attitude, and academic outcomes, as well as improving literacy; my new role involves ensuring that our Libraries are welcoming spaces which pupils are encouraged to visit and to make use of our fantastic resources. I believe that everyone should read for pleasure, as well as for academic enrichment, and I feel it is part of the School’s responsibility to ensure that our pupils are supported and encouraged to read.
My role is an exciting opportunity to develop our Libraries and ensure they are at the heart of our school community. It is vital that the Libraries are developed in connection with our academic departments to ensure that the resources provided are relevant and accessible and part of my role will involve regularly liaising with academic departments to review and revise our collections. I am also keen to ensure that even our youngest pupils understand how to use our Libraries and so we will be running induction and refresher sessions with pupils throughout the School. Raising the profile of the Libraries is paramount and so I will be inviting various speakers and authors throughout the year to deliver events targeted at different year groups. I look forward to working with your daughters to ensure that reading helps them to unlock their full potential.
Mrs Hannah Rogers-Green
Head of Libraries, Teacher of English
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