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Kent Branch

North East England BranchContact Details

  • Chair: Stephen King
    Duke of York's Royal Military School  E-Mail: Stephen.king[at]           Tel: 01304 245035
  • Secretary: Ros Waltho
    Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
    E-Mail: rw[at]  Tel: 01795 533132


Branch Events


        A free training event for SLA members
                     Plus the Kent SLA AGM
                   Tuesday, 21st March 2017
                   The Duke of York’s Royal Military School, Dover 
Dear Kent SLA Members,
You are all warmly invited to attend a free workshop, Managing Behaviour in the Library, on Tuesday, 21st March 2017. SLA Chair, Annike Dase, will present practical solutions to poor behaviour in the library, providing positive and helpful strategies (please see attachment for details). Participants are welcome to highlight their own concerns for inclusion in the workshop but should send these in writing to the Secretary at least a week beforehand.
This training event will be followed by the AGM which we very much hope that you can stay to attend. Members may place an item on the agenda – please forward to the Secretary by Monday, 13th March. We are also keen to have more Committee members so do let us know if you are interested!
Please join us at The Duke of York’s Royal Military School in Dover where our Kent SLA Chair, Stephen King, will host the event. Refreshments are available from 4pm and the training starts at 4:30, lasting until 6pm. The AGM will follow a short break, with an approximate finishing time of 6:30 pm.
N.B. This training qualifies as CPD and a certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants. Please advise the Secretary if you are attending.
We very much look forward to seeing you,
Ros Waltho
Kent SLA Secretary
Free Training event for Kent SLA members
Location: Duke of York’s Royal Military School, Dover CT15 5EQ
Date: 21st March 2017
Time 4.30 – 6.00pm (approx. finish)
Cool, Calm and Collected: Managing Behaviour in your Library
Find yourself frazzled by hyperactive teens in your library? Catch yourself repeating the same basic rules over and over again? Noisy, disruptive and challenging library users can cause stress and you may feel at a loss as to what to do. This interactive workshop addresses the roots of troublesome behaviour and teaches you simple strategies for minimising the impact of disruptive youngsters on other library users without raising your voice. You will learn how to stop tricky situations from arising in the first place and put yourself into the shoes of the young people in your library. You can share your experiences with colleagues and develop your own plan for a calmer and more productive library space. 
This session is an excellent opportunity for CPD, tailored specifically for librarians in secondary schools.

Trainer: Annike Dase

Annike qualified as a librarian in 2001 and spent the next 13 years as a school librarian in a variety of schools, working with young people of all ages. She credits the SLA with keeping her sane by supporting her passion for helping young minds to blossom. Annike has delivered a number of successful training courses for the SLA and is currently working on a new online course about supporting the curriculum in the school library. Recently, Annike has qualified as an English and Psychology teacher and is now working at East Kent College in Dover, where she teaches 16-60 year olds. Annike is currently Chair of the SLA.





Kent SLA

Annual General Meeting

followed by a talk from author Ann Bryant

On Wednesday 18th November 2015 at 4.30pm, Kent SLA will be holding their inaugural annual general meeting at The Duke of York Military School in Dover. Following the AGM,  the author Ann Bryant  who has agreed to be our representative, will give a talk and bring along a selection of her  ‘Families in a Step-Chain’ series. Every member of the audience will be able to take away  with them a free copy  of one of Ann’s books for his/her library, and if  any of Anne’s books prove to be popular, she would not only be very happy to visit their schools for a short signing session, she would also be prepared to heavily discount the books in this series (aimed at Years 5, 6, 7 and 8) to £1 per book.

The Kent SLA Committee hopes you will join them at this  very important meeting which should generate exciting ideas for all school libraries in Kent.



Kent SLA Summer 2016 (2)

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 Kent SLA Autumn 2015

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