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Events Calendar

5 October 2017

Librarians' Day at Heath Educational Books

Venue: Heath Educational Books, Sutton, Surrey

Date: Thursday 5th October 2017           10.00 to 17.30

Attendance fee (including lunch and refreshments): £15.00

Target audience: primary and secondary school library staff / Literacy Coordinators

Don't miss this opportunity to hear inspirational talks, visit Heath's wonderful showroom and network with like-minded colleagues.  The full morning programme will be followed by lunch and the opportunity to browse and buy in Heaths showroom.  A discount of 30% will be applied to library book orders placed on the day. 

Places on the event are strictly limited and you are urged to book early to avoid disappointment

11 October 2017

Help, I'm in Charge of the Primary School Library!

SLA one day training course for primary school teachers and support staff

Trainer - Susan Staniforth                      Venue - Heath Educational Books, Sutton, Surrey

Have you recently taken over responsibility for looking after the library but are not sure where to start? If so, this course is for you!  An essential course for anyone new to running or managing a school library, delegates will consider the role of the library in the school, gain an overview about all aspects of managing the school library and learn about the processes and practical aspects of running it.  They will also have the opportunity to look at a range of resources for classroom collections as well as the Library.

Topics covered will include creating an inspiring library environment, library organisation and maintenance (including an introduction to Dewey and the benefits of a range of Library Management systems), selecting and buying books, library promotion, budgeting and writing a library policy/development plan. Delegates will leave with the confidence to move the library forward and ensure it is used to maximum effect within their schools.

11 October 2017

Managing Your Primary School Library in Two Hours a Week

A half day course (09.30 - 12.30) being offered by EES for Schools/Essex School Library Service to help teaching and support staff make the most of their time in the library.  You will learn best practice for library routines and managements including establishing procedures, editing your book collections, classifying, computerised library management systems, using and training library monitors/volunteers and ideas for library-based activities. 

This is an Essex School Library Service course but is also open to non-subscribers.

See link for further information, course fees and booking arrangements.

31 October 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

WEST SCOTLAND  (Glasgow) –   Martin Boyle

Venue - Our Lady's High School, Dowanfield Road, Cumbernauld, G67 1LA  
Tel:
01236 757636 -  boylem@ourladys.n-lanark.sch.uk
Time - 11.00 – 14.30

1 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

EAST SCOTLAND  (Edinburgh )– Christine Babbs

Venue - Liberton High School, 328 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh EH17 7PT
Tel: 0131 664 7514 -  christine.babbs@liberton.edin.sch.uk
Time - 13.00 – 16.00

2 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

NORTH EAST SCOTLAND - (Aberdeen) - Alison Ustun

Venue - Harlaw Academy, 18-20 Albyn Place, Aberdeen AB10 1RG.

Tel: 01224 563243 (direct dial to library) 01224 589251 (school switchboard)- austun080@aberdeenschools.org.uk

Time: 13.30 – 16.30 -pm

6 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

NORTH EAST ENGLAND (Newcastle) - Trevor & Diane Darwin

Venue - Gosforth Central Middle School, Great North Road,

Gosforth, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE3 1UN
Tel: 0191 285 1793 - klqukne@googlemail.com
Time: 14.30 – 17.30pm

7 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

YORKSHIRE - Helen Todd

Venue - Bootham Senior School, York, YO30 7BU

Tel: School: 01904 623261 Email: Helen.Todd@boothamschool.com
Time: 14.00 – 17.00pm

7 November 2017

Help, I'm in Charge of the Primary School Library!

SLA one day training course for primary school teachers and support staff

Trainer - Susan Staniforth                      Venue - Newton Rigg Conference Centre, Penrith

Have you recently taken over responsibility for looking after the library but are not sure where to start? If so, this course is for you!  An essential course for anyone new to running or managing a school library, delegates will consider the role of the library in the school, gain an overview about all aspects of managing the school library and learn about the processes and practical aspects of running it.  They will also have the opportunity to look at a range of resources for classroom collections as well as the Library.

Topics covered will include creating an inspiring library environment, library organisation and maintenance (including an introduction to Dewey and the benefits of a range of Library Management systems), selecting and buying books, library promotion, budgeting and writing a library policy/development plan. Delegates will leave with the confidence to move the library forward and ensure it is used to maximum effect within their schools.

8 – 24 November 2017

Into Film Festival

Venue: over 560 across the UK

The Into Festival is a free, annual UK wide celebration of film and education for 5-19 year olds. The Festival is the world's largest film and education event and is free for teachers and young people aged 5-19 to attend. This year around 500,000 young people and educators are expected to attend one of nearly 3,000 free Festival events including:

·         A screening programme of over 150 film choices, chosen specifically for schools (including audio-described, subtitled, and autism-friendly screenings)

·         Age appropriate talks from actors, directors, and industry experts

·         Workshops and careers advice

 

In addition to all the above, free flexible and engaging education resources to support pre- and post- screening class work are available to download to ensure each school’s experience is educational as well as fun.

8 November 2017

Preparing the School Library for Inspection

SLA one day training course for primary and secondary school librarians and others with responsibility for the school library

Trainer - Anne Harding                      Venue - Derbyshire & Derby SLS, Derby

A course for primary and secondary school librarians and others with responsibility for the school library.  Delegates will examine where libraries fit in the inspection process, identify inspection priorities, and explore practical ways to get the library and its impact noticed.

9 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

NORTHERN IRELAND ( Belfast) – Tanja Jennings

Venue - Sports Hall, Wellington College,18 Carolan Rd, Belfast, County Antrim BT7 3HE
Tel: 028 9064 2539 - bookaneer742013@gmail.com
Time: 14.00 – 17.00pm

10 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

MERSEYSIDE (Liverpool) – Anita Barry

Venue - Merchant Taylors' Girls' School, Liverpool Road Crosby L23 5SP
Tel: 0151 932 2412 (direct line) A.Barry@merchanttaylors.com
Time: 14.00 – 17.30pm

13 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

NORTH WEST ENGLAND – Anita Vine

Venue - Pendle Vale College, Oxford Road, Nelson, BB9 8LF
Tel: 01282 682240 - a.vine@pendlevale.lancs.sch.uk
Time: 16.30 – 19.30pm

14 November 2017

Reading Promotion Toolkit with Accelerated Reader

SLA one day training course for primary and secondary school staff

Trainer – Bev Humphrey                      Venue – EES for Schools/SLS, Witham, Essex

Looking for a way to get your reluctant readers avidly devouring books? It can be hard to tear children/young people away from their screens so that they can discover for themselves the flights of imagination to be found in books. This course is designed to help you with this task by using the almost addictive online media that they are already using and making best use of Accelerated Reader if you have it. Session one will be based around utilising your AR software with great tips for non AR users for free resources you can use. Examples of new titles for possible addition to your stock will be showcased with an emphasis on exciting motivating books for all abilities and interests in session two and session three will introduce ideas for using websites, apps and social media in school.

14 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

EAST MIDLANDS – Lin Smith

Venue - Lady Manners School, Shotts Lane. Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1JA
Tel: 07387 400850 - liblintra@gmail.com
Time: 14.00 – 17.00pm

14 November 2017

Help, I'm in Charge of the Primary School Library!

SLA one day training course for primary school teachers and support staff

Trainer - Susan Staniforth                      Venue - The Hive, Worcester

Have you recently taken over responsibility for looking after the library but are not sure where to start? If so, this course is for you!  An essential course for anyone new to running or managing a school library, delegates will consider the role of the library in the school, gain an overview about all aspects of managing the school library and learn about the processes and practical aspects of running it.  They will also have the opportunity to look at a range of resources for classroom collections as well as the Library.

Topics covered will include creating an inspiring library environment, library organisation and maintenance (including an introduction to Dewey and the benefits of a range of Library Management systems), selecting and buying books, library promotion, budgeting and writing a library policy/development plan. Delegates will leave with the confidence to move the library forward and ensure it is used to maximum effect within their schools.

15 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

CENTRAL ENGLAND– Jane Hack

Venue - Comberton Village College, West Street, Comberton, Cambridge, CB23 7DU
Tel: 01223 262503 x220 jhack@combertonvc.org.
Time: 13.30 - 16.30pm

15 November 2017

Norfolk Children's Book Centre Conference

 Venue: Norwich Airport Holiday Inn Hote Attendance fee: Early Bird (before September) £150, £125 for second delegate from one school, £95 for students

 This very popular conference is running again this year and promises a day packed with both thought provoking and entertaining sessions. The organisers have managed to secure a variety of expert and enthusiastic speakers and workshop leaders. Come along and enjoy browsing the extensive bookshop and be inspired by speakers including Frank Cottrell Boyce and Miranda McKearney

16 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

NORFOLK- Lorraine Gill

Venue - Dereham Neatherd High School, Queens Road, Dereham, Norfolk,NR20 3AX
Tel: 01362 697981 - Lorraine_Gill@neatherd.org
Time: 15.00 – 18.00pm

16 November 2017

Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

SLA one day training course for KS2 and secondary school librarians/library staff

Trainer – Chris Powis                    Venue – Wirral Grammar School for Girls, Bebington

Developing new skills and adapting to new learning environments is essential for increasing levels of information literacy amongst library users. Delegates on this one-day participative course will build on current experiences of teaching information skills in libraries and learning centres. Divided into five sessions, they will look firstly at the nature of teaching and learning before considering each step of the process – planning, delivering, assessing and receiving feedback. Delegates will be involved with stimulating discussions and there will be the opportunity to share experiences so if you are working with young people, students, small groups of library users or staff this course will help you develop your skills as a teacher and trainer.

17 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

WEST MIDLANDS ( Coventry) – Isobel Powell

Venue - Millerchip Room, Butts Park Arena, Butts Rd, Coventry, CV1 3GE
Tel: 02476 832338 - isobel.powell@coventry.gov.uk
Time: 14.00 – 17.30pm

17 November 2017

Leeds School Library Service training event

Help, I'm in charge of the Primary School Library!

Venue: School Library Service, Foxcroft Close, Leeds, lS6 3NT

Date: Friday 17th November 2017 (09.15 - 15.30)

Attendance fee: £99.00 (incl. lunch)

This full day course is aimed at anyone new to running a primary school library. The course objectives are:

  • To gain an overview about all aspects of managing the school library
  • To consider the role of the library in the school
  • To learn about the processes and practical aspects of running a library
  • To provide an opportunity to look at a range of resources
  • Opportunities to share concerns and good practice
  • The role of SLS in supporting school libraries

 

To book: ring 0113 3782677 or email sls@leeds.gov.uk giving details of your school, delegate name, contact details and cost code.

20 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

SOUTH ENGLAND – Tom Southee

Venue - Duke of Kent School, Peaslake Road, Ewhurst, Surrey GU6 7NS
Tel: 01483 277313 - TSouthee@dokschool.org
Time: 13:30 – 16.30pm

21 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

THAMES GATEWAY – Rosalyn Jones

Venue - Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, Mayflower Road, Chafford Hundred, Essex ,RM16 6SA

Tel:  01375 413969 l 07788423434 - rjones@thurrock.gov.uk
Time: 14.00 – 17.00pm

21 November 2017

Reading Promotion Toolkit with Accelerated Reader

SLA one day training course for primary and secondary school staff

Trainer – Bev Humphrey                      Venue – The Holmesdale School, Snodland, Kent

Looking for a way to get your reluctant readers avidly devouring books? It can be hard to tear children/young people away from their screens so that they can discover for themselves the flights of imagination to be found in books. This course is designed to help you with this task by using the almost addictive online media that they are already using and making best use of Accelerated Reader if you have it. Session one will be based around utilising your AR software with great tips for non AR users for free resources you can use. Examples of new titles for possible addition to your stock will be showcased with an emphasis on exciting motivating books for all abilities and interests in session two and session three will introduce ideas for using websites, apps and social media in school.

22 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

WALES – Jane Wilks

Venue - Sports Hall,Howell’s School Llandaff, Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2YD

Tel: 02920 261870 – j.wilks@how.gdst.net
Time: 16.00 – 19.00pm

24 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

SOUTH WEST ENGLAND – Kirsty Sutherland

Venue - Kingswood School, Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 5RG
Tel: 01225 734248 - KAS@kingswood.bath.sch.uk
Time: 14.00 – 17.00pm

27 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

SOUTH LONDON – Ann Beddoe

Venue - King's College School, Southside, Wimbledon, London SW19 4TT
Tel: 020 8255 5322 - a.beddoe@kcs.org.uk
Time: 14.00 – 17.30pm

28 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

NORTH LONDON – Jayne Truran

Venue - Queenswood School, Shepherd’s Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, AL9 6NS
Tel: 01707 602518 - jane.truran@queenswood.org.
time: 13.30 - 16.30pm

28 November 2017

Great Library .... but where is everyone?

SLA one day training course for KS2 and secondary school staff with responsibility for the school library

Trainer – Susan Staniforth                  

Venue – Old Palace of John Whitgift Preparatory School, South Croydon

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.

28 November 2017

Promoting Reading in the Digital Age

SLA one day training course for primary and secondary school staff

Trainer – Bev Humphrey                 Venue – Entrust, The Riverway Centre, Stafford

This course focusses on ways to encourage reluctant readers, build reading stamina and make reading ‘cool’ by using exciting online resources and apps to create a buzz around books in your school. All resources shown are provided in a handout to keep, with great video content, fantastic display suggestions and motivating electronic ideas you can use to really get your pupils switched on to reading for pleasure. Advice on how to use ebooks, QR codes and take part in live author events included.

30 November 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - Regional Heats

OXON/BERKS - Regional Organiser TBC

Venue - Cokethorpe School, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 7PU
Tel: tbc email: tbc
Time: 14.30 – 17.30pm

5 December 2017

THE KID’S LIT QUIZ UK 2017 - NATIONAL FINAL

Venue - THE CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS’, S Giles Terrace, London, EC2Y 8BB
Time: 
13.30 – 17.00pm

7 February 2018

Bringing it Alive! Storytelling to boost Literacy and Reading for Pleasure

SLA one day training course for primary school staff

Trainer – Alec Williams                Venue – Heath Educational Books, Sutton, Surrey

Pupils need to ‘listen to a wide range of stories’, but are they getting the most from the storytelling in your school?  This lively course will make sure that your stories both motivate pupils to read, and show them the pleasure they can get from it.  It will build confidence and give fresh inspiration for every teacher, covering picture books for all ages, plus easy-to-learn stories from memory, across the whole primary range.  There’ll be down-to-earth advice from an internationally-experienced storyteller (choosing stories that work; making stories interactive; holding children’s interest; dealing with interruptions), along with sure-fire book recommendations for hard-pressed teachers.  An entertaining day that will give everyone’s storytelling a lift!

15 February 2018

Help, I'm in Charge of the Primary School Library!

SLA one day training course for primary school teachers and support staff

Trainer - Susan Staniforth                      Venue - Eccles Library, Greater Manchester

Have you recently taken over responsibility for looking after the library but are not sure where to start? If so, this course is for you!  An essential course for anyone new to running or managing a school library, delegates will consider the role of the library in the school, gain an overview about all aspects of managing the school library and learn about the processes and practical aspects of running it.  They will also have the opportunity to look at a range of resources for classroom collections as well as the Library.

Topics covered will include creating an inspiring library environment, library organisation and maintenance (including an introduction to Dewey and the benefits of a range of Library Management systems), selecting and buying books, library promotion, budgeting and writing a library policy/development plan. Delegates will leave with the confidence to move the library forward and ensure it is used to maximum effect within their schools.

28 February 2018

Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

SLA one day training course for KS2 and secondary school librarians/library staff

Trainer – Chris Powis                    Venue – Wirral Grammar School for Girls, Bebington

Developing new skills and adapting to new learning environments is essential for increasing levels of information literacy amongst library users. Delegates on this one-day participative course will build on current experiences of teaching information skills in libraries and learning centres. Divided into five sessions, they will look firstly at the nature of teaching and learning before considering each step of the process – planning, delivering, assessing and receiving feedback. Delegates will be involved with stimulating discussions and there will be the opportunity to share experiences so if you are working with young people, students, small groups of library users or staff this course will help you develop your skills as a teacher and trainer.

7 March 2018

Promoting Reading in the Digital Age

SLA one day training course for primary and secondary school staff

Trainer – Bev Humphrey                

Venue – Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning (SCIL), Taunton

This course focusses on ways to encourage reluctant readers, build reading stamina and make reading ‘cool’ by using exciting online resources and apps to create a buzz around books in your school. All resources shown are provided in a handout to keep, with great video content, fantastic display suggestions and motivating electronic ideas you can use to really get your pupils switched on to reading for pleasure. Advice on how to use ebooks, QR codes and take part in live author events included.

14 May 2018

Librarian Conference: Ways of Promoting Reading

Venue: Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ

This practical training day for librarians, English teachers and all those involved in promoting and developing readers will provide helpful ideas for enhancing reading engagement. Speakers will share their expertise on the latest good books and ways to use them and delegates will leave with renewed enthusiasm. The day also offers a chance for librarians and teachers to network.

Audience: Librarians, English Teachers KS 2/3

Objectives: The conference will provide delegates with an update on recent research into reading, children’s attitudes, gender difficulties and ways to respond to these.

Course Director: Brenda Marshall, Reviews Editor of English 4-11, Fellow of The English Society, member of SLA Committee for Kent

Speakers: Teresa Cremin, Professor of Education (Literacy) at The Open University, Joy Court, Reviews Editor of ‘The School Librarian’

Programme
1000 Registration and coffee
1030 Reading for Pleasure: principles and consequences – Professor Teresa Cremin
1100 Coffee and bookshop
1130 Reading for Pleasure: pedagogy and practice – Professor Teresa Cremin
1245 Lunch
1345 Practical Ideas to Promote Reading – Joy Court
1445 Plenary and Questions
1515 Bookshop and Depart

Cost: Online £199 (non IAPS members – additional £100)
 

6 June 2018

Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

SLA one day training course for KS2 and secondary school librarians/library staff

Trainer – Chris Powis                    Venue – Warwickshire Schools Library Service, Warwick

Developing new skills and adapting to new learning environments is essential for increasing levels of information literacy amongst library users. Delegates on this one-day participative course will build on current experiences of teaching information skills in libraries and learning centres. Divided into five sessions, they will look firstly at the nature of teaching and learning before considering each step of the process – planning, delivering, assessing and receiving feedback. Delegates will be involved with stimulating discussions and there will be the opportunity to share experiences so if you are working with young people, students, small groups of library users or staff this course will help you develop your skills as a teacher and trainer.

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