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Events Calendar

11 May 2016

There is a Better Way. Information Literacy - Skills to Empower

SLA one day course for secondary school library staff and teachers

Trainer: Lin Smith                                    Venue: BG Venues, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln

How to become more involved in, or, to spearhead, an Information Literacy Programme in your school.  A day course for librarians (or teachers) working in secondary schools to reflect on the ways that library-based learning can impact on student progress by improving research skills across all Key Stages.

During the day, Lin Smith will allow time for delegates to share experience and knowledge.  Possible uses of freely available software to enliven lessons will be covered.  Time will be allocated for forward planning in readiness for curriculum change.  Requests to focus on a specific Key Stage will be included where possible. Delegates may indicate a preference on booking and the trainer will aim to incorporate these needs into the appropriate session.

13 May 2016

Librarian Conference: Enquiring Minds

Port Regis Prep School, Dorset. 10.00 to 15.00

Speakers Anne Harding and Marilyn Brocklehurst

A practical training day on a wide range of school library issues, focusing in particular on reading enjoyment and information books and skills.  Delegates will return to school with an array of strategies, greater knowledge of effective books, and renewed enthusiasm.

17 May 2016

Great Library....but where are the Children?

SLA one day course for primary school staff, governors and volunteers with responsibility for the school library

Trainer: Susan Staniforth                                   Venue: Cheshire ELS, Winsford

Has your library got lively décor, funky furniture, brilliant books…but no children?  Are you stuck for ideas on how to enthuse the children about the school library?  Do staff and pupils know how to use the library and are they aware of the resources available?  This course is aimed at anyone wishing to promote their library and looking for ways to engage with pupils and teaching staff to encourage them to use it.  During the day delegates will be given straightforward, great ideas to organise and use in the library including looking at how the library supports the National Curriculum, Reading for Pleasure, library information skills to help children make better use of the resources, setting up and running a book club and planning special events.  They will leave with a wealth of ideas to put into practice and raise the profile of their school library.

25 May 2016

Reading Levels, Attainment 8 and GCSEs - the Library's Critical Place

SLA one day training course for secondary school library staff

Trainer - Angie Curran                   Venue - Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy

 

 

This course takes a close look at the position that secondary schools, sixth form and FE colleges found themselves in from September 2015 where reading levels as identified under APP (Assessment for Pupil Progress) are no longer be acceptable to Ofsted.  Schools must show progress between KS2 and the new GCSE English & English Literature as well as demonstrating they are building pupils’ capacity for reading in KS3.  Colleges must become successful in enabling students to gain grade C and above in GCSE English Language.  This new demanding landscape makes the work of the school and college library critical to the success of the English department and whole school literacy: strategically creating opportunities, supporting and monitoring students’ progress in reading levels.

8 June 2016

Reading Levels, Attainment 8 and GCSEs - the Library's Critical Place

SLA one day course for secondary school library staff

 

Trainer:  Angie Curran           Venue: Walthamstow School for Girls, London

 

This new SLA course takes a close look at the position that secondary schools, sixth form and FE colleges have found themselves in since September 2016 where reading levels as identified under APP (Assessment for Pupil Progress) are no longer acceptable to Ofsted.  During the day delegates will consider how this new demanding landscape makes the work of the school and college library critical to the success of the English department and whole school literacy: strategically creating opportunities, supporting and monitoring students’ progress in reading levels.

8 June 2016

Great Library .... but where are the children?

SLA one day course for KS2 and secondary school library staff

Trainer - Susan Staniforth                           Venue - Cambridge Central Library      

 

 

Has your library got lively décor, funky furniture, brilliant books…but no children?  Are you stuck for ideas on how to enthuse the children about the school library?  Do staff and pupils know how to use the library and are they aware of the resources available?  This course is aimed at anyone wishing to promote their library and looking for ways to engage with pupils and teaching staff to encourage them to use it.  During the day delegates will be given straightforward, great ideas to organise and use in the library including looking at how the library supports the National Curriculum, Reading for Pleasure, library information skills to help children make better use of the resources, setting up and running a book club and planning special events.  They will leave with a wealth of ideas to put into practice and raise the profile of their school library.

15 June 2016

The Online Librarian

SLA one day course for primary and secondary school staff

Trainer: Bev Humphrey                       Venue: The King’s School, Worcester

Using online media to enthuse students about reading and writing for pleasure is very powerful and can be done easily and cheaply..... as long as you have a 'road map' of sites to use! This course will act as an online sat nav, guiding you to resources and sites that you can use in your library.  You will learn about using exciting video media to use in encouraging young people to read for pleasure, discover uses for Pinterest in education and be given ideas for low cost projects to help you develop a whole school reading culture.

18 June 2016

Norfolk TeachMeet - Reading for Pleasure

Just to let you know that a Norfolk TeachMeet event is currently being organised for the afternoon of Saturday 18th June. The focus will be entirely on Reading for Pleasure and will take place at Fakenham Junior School between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. Admission will be totally free, although spaces are limited. If you would be interested in attending, please reserve your place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teachmeet-fakenham-reading-for-pleasure-tickets-21835860647?aff=erellivmlt

We are also looking for people to give either micro (7-8 minutes) or nano (2-3 minutes) presentations about any aspect of Reading for Pleasure in schools. If you're willing to share something you're doing, have already done or are planning to do, that has helped engage children with reading, please let me know.

It should be a very informal and productive afternoon, with lots of opportunities for meeting new people, networking and sharing good practice. I'm more than happy to answer any questions.
 

24 – 25 June 2016

SLA Weekend Course 2016

The next SLA weekend course – Empowerment, Empathy, Engagement: The Impact of School Libraries – will be held in a two-day format on 24–25 June 2016 at Tortworth Court, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire.