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Tracking and Mapping: Proving the Impact of a School Library

Course Details:

In the new Ofsted framework, literacy plays a vital role in Ofsted's focus. This provides the library with an ideal opportunity to show the impact that it has on both the achievement and attainment of students in the school. The framework provides school libraries with the opportunities to show how they play a pivotal role in the literacy of the school and this course will help school library staff show this to their senior leadership teams. The course will also give practical guidance on how library staff can track and map the students in the school to show the impact of the work of the library on the students’ achievement and attainment. With schools using data to gain a better understanding of how they can work with students and get the best results from them, a school library also needs to focus on the data it can acquire. This data can prove the impact of a library and can have positive effects when shown to senior leadership teams. 

Trainer: Adam Lancaster

Currently working as a secondary school Librarian in Hertfordshire, Adam has been involved with school libraries for many years.  He was a school advisor within Hertfordshire, a role which included working with primary and secondary schools, pre and post Ofsted, on raising their attainment through literacy and reading. 

Crowned SLA School Librarian of the Year 2012, Adam is an experienced practitioner working with schools, libraries, publishers, reading charities and literacy boards.  As Chair of the Federation of Children's Book he has organised many national events including conferences, National Share-A Story Month and is the founder of the National Non-Fiction Day, twitter book forum #fedbkgrp and Illustration project Illustr8or.

Feedback from Course:

Fantastic, very informative day all round! LRC Manager, St Anne's Catholic School

One of the best training sessions I've attended in terms of detail and giving me the tools to move forward.  LRC Manager, Ripon Grammar School

Key Audience:

Secondary school library staff

Venues and Dates:

No venues/dates are currently scheduled for this course. For more information about possible future dates, please contact the SLA Office.