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Events Calendar

11 March 2015

Getting the Best from Young People and Adults: Managing Behaviour in the Secondary School Library

The Kingston Centre, Stafford

SLA one day course for secondary school library staff

12 March 2015

The Online Librarian

Booth Meadow House, Northampton

SLA one day course for primary and secondary school library staff

16 March 2015

The Online Librarian

Dulwich Prep London, 42 Alleyn Park, Dulwich, London SE21 7AA

SLA one day course for primary and secondary school staff.

16 March 2015

Onwards and Upwards - training course for Berkshire ELS

Whether you work in a primary school and want to ease your students’ paths into big school or you are responsible for a secondary school library and need to reach out to feeder primaries, this course will give you all the tools you need. During the day delegates will gain an understanding OFSTED’s take on transition and the library’s role in ticking their boxes. You will leave the course enthused and with plenty of ideas for short, medium and long term projects, activities and strategies.

Intended For:   Primary school staff and secondary school librarians
Course Speaker:   Annike Dase
Venue:   Bracknell Forest Education Centre, Easthampstead Park, Wokingham
Time:   10.00 - 3.00
Cost:   £99 for ELS members (£120 for non-members)
 

17 March 2015

Reading for Success: How to get your School on Board. Looking at the Reading for Pleasure Agenda and Applying it in your School.

Education Library Service, Winsford, Cheshire

An SLA one day training course with a Primary focus intended for Teachers, Literacy Coordinators, School Librarians, Teaching and Learning Coordinators and other interested staff

17 March 2015

Crossing the Divide: Effective Induction and Transition Strategies for the Secondary School Library

Stanway School, Colchester, Essex

SLA one day course for secondary school library staff

18 March 2015

Putting the L(ibrarian) into Reading

Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria

SLA one day course for secondary school librarians/library staff

19 March 2015

Inspirational Displays - Training Course for Berkshire ELS

Come along to one of these half day, hands-on workshops and be inspired to create stunning displays for your library and classroom. You will learn how to produce easy, professional displays with little cost and minimal time involved.

Intended For: Teachers, library and subject co-ordinators, classroom assistants and any other interested staff. Foundation to KS4.
Course Speaker: Lynne Brent
Venue: Education Library Service, 2-4 Darwin Close, Reading
Times:  Session 1 9.30 - 12.00  Session 2 1.00 - 3.30 pm
Cost £30 for ELS members (£40 for non-members)
This course is very popular and spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
 

25 March 2015

E is for Excellent: E-Literacy in your Library

Resources for Learning, Bridgwater, Somerset

SLA one day course for secondary school library staff

26 March 2015

Quality Texts and Talented TAs: Together they make a difference

When children are ‘switched on’ to reading, we know it becomes a key component in raising achievement.
This day seeks to acknowledge the talent and influence that teaching assistants can have on children’s attitudes to reading and how to make the most of good quality texts.
Speakers & workshops include:

  • Steve Bowkett - Writer, Trainer and Hypnotherapist
  • Dr Clare Wood – Professor of Psychology in Education and Director of Centre for Research in Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement.
  • Richenda Riches – Teacher from Norfolk Children’s Book Centre
  • Sarah Gallagher – Ex Headteacher and founder of Story Shack
  • Gez Walsh – Performance Poet
  • Tricia Adams – School Library Association

Ways to book: email: info@thinkingchild.org.uk or Tel: 01604 491511
Or visit our website: www.thinkingchild.org.uk/ta-conference

Raise invoice or payment via PayPal (all major credit cards accepted).
(Please note payment of invoice needs to be made at least 3 weeks prior to 26 March 2015 to ensure places are secure. For our cancellation policy, please see our website.)
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment

£140 per delegate
Early Bird Offer £115 for bookings made before 13th February

10 – 12 April 2015

Inspire, Federation Children's Book Groups Conference

3 days of authors, illustrators and fascinating panel events - check out the website.

Venue: Wyndham Garden Hotel, Marston, Grantham.  Booking Form - http://www.lincschildrensbookgroup.org.uk/images/2015confbookingformdiscount.pdf

7 May 2015

Reading for Pleasure: edgy, cool, or just boring? Make it infectious and survive

University College London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

SLA one day course for secondary school library staff

7 May 2015

Raising Achievement: the School Library's Role in Supporting SEN and EAL Students (KS2 & KS3)

St Aldhelm's Academy, Poole, Dorset

SLA one day course for primary and secondary school library staff, teachers with responsibility for EAL and Special Needs teaching, support staff in libraries and classrooms

12 May 2015

Smashing Apps

Redbridge SLS, Central Library, Ilford

SLA one day course for primary and secondary school library staff

14 May 2015

Social Media: make it work for you!

Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria

SLA one day training course for primary and secondary school library staff

18 May 2015

Reading for Pleasure - for everyone!

Hamilton College, Scotland

SLA one day course

20 May 2015

Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

Warwickshire School Library Service, Warwick

SLA one day course

3 June 2015

The Online Librarian

Newtown Library, Powys

SLA one day course for primary and secondary school library staff

4 June 2015

Building a Reading Community in your School

Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN

SLA one day training course for secondary school library staff

9 June 2015

Reading for Success: How to get your School on Board. Looking at the Reading for Pleasure Agenda and Applying it in your School.

Brecon Library, Ship Street, Brecon, Powys LD3 9AE

SLA one day course for primary school staff.

Target audience: Teachers, Literacy Coordinators, School Librarians, Teaching and Learning Coordinators and other interested staff.

12 – 14 June 2015

SLA Weekend Course - Creating Future Learners: A Hoard of Knowledge

The SLA's annual weekend training course.

Venue: Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, Yarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 0NL.

16 June 2015

Getting the Best Out of Junior Librarian.NET - training course by Berkshire ELS

An information session to help and support those who are using Junior Librarian automation software. This will include:

  •  Getting the best out of the software
  • “Surgery” on problems or questions on using the software

Note: This will be a similar session to that held last year. This is a presentation, discussion and questions/answers rather than a hands-on session for delegates.
Intended For Staff using Junior Librarian.Net This course is only for schools who are Micro Librarian Systems Helpdesk Subscribers.
Course Speaker:  Carol Campbell, Micro Librarian System Trainer who will answer questions and demonstrate solutions.
Venue:  Bracknell Forest Education Centre, Easthampstead Park, Wokingham
Time:   10:30 - 12:30am
Cost:    £15 for ELS members (£20 for non-members)

To find out more please contact the ELS Helpdesk: 0118 901 5989