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Events Calendar

4 May 2017

Great Library .... but where is everyone?

SLA one day course for KS2 and secondary school library staff

Trainer - Susan Staniforth                                 Venue - Howard of Effingham School, Surrey

 

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.

18 May 2017

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

SLA one day course for secondary school library staff

Trainer - Lin Smith                                  Venue - Gordano School, Bristol

Arm yourself with sufficient knowledge to become more involved in, or, to spearhead, an Information Literacy Programme in your school.  This is a course for librarians (or teachers) in secondary schools giving time to consider how library-based learning impacts on student progress by improving research skills across all Key Stages.

Delegates will explore the definition of Information Literacy and how it applies to 21st century learners. The course will cover the best kind of questioning and will identify core skills with citation, copyright, plagiarism and website evaluation being discussed.  Ideas for possible lessons will be explored and delegates will be encouraged to discuss and invent hypothetical lessons, including the use of games. It will include a brief look at free web-based software which can be used to enrich skills lessons keeping students engaged and interested. Participants will explore ways that these tools can be utilised irrespective of the ICT facilities in different schools.

23 May 2017

Help, I'm in Charge of the School Library! (secondary version)

SLA one day course for secondary school library 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 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.

13 June 2017

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

SLA one day course for secondary school library staff

Trainer - Angie Curran                                  Venue - Kidderminster Public Library, Worcestershire

In the current context of changes in assessment in primary, secondary and sixth form education, it is abundantly clear to all those who teach that being able to read broadly and in depth is essential.  Set alongside the demands of employers and comparisons with other countries, schools, teachers and pupils are under a microscopic lens where higher and more effective levels of reading are not only demanded, but have taken on a significance and importance greater than ever before. 

The Learning Resource Centre is the nucleus from which you can spearhead programmes that excite young people and switch them on to reading for pleasure, thus expanding and deepening their capacity for reading and learning.   During this course delegates will explore ways to successfully prioritise and effectively manage Reading for Pleasure activities, and consider how they can maximise support for their chosen activities so that they, and those who work alongside them, will not only survive, but will celebrate and enjoy the impact that Reading for Pleasure is having in their school and on the life chances of its pupils.

15 June 2017

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

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

Trainer - Alec Williams                      Venue - Cheshire Education Library Service, Winsford

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.  You’ll get chance to practice in a non-threatening environment (no video cameras!), see displays of brilliant new stories to read, hear great recommendations from both trainer and delegates, and receive handouts packed with more ideas and information.  An entertaining day that will give everyone’s storytelling a lift!

20 June 2017

Help, I'm in Charge of the School Library! (primary version)

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.

25 June 2017

SLA Annual General Meeting

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the School Library Association will be held at the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire on Sunday 25 June 2017 at 9:20 am.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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