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Weekend Course

Our SLA Weekend Training Course is hugely popular. Held in June at a different location each year, the course has become an essential element of professional development for many school librarians - "a wonderful melting pot of ideas".

The course is fully residential, but day delegate options are also available.

2016

Weekend 2016 LogoThe SLA's 2016 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 Hotel, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire.

Speakers include:

  • Jon Biddle – Practical Ideas on Reading for Pleasure
  • Tim Bowler – SLA Patron and author
  • Joy Court & Amy McKay – Carnegie-Greenaway shadowing
  • Anne Harding – Ofsted and what to expect
  • Sally Hudson – Engaging Spaces for Reading
  • Jim Kay – illustrator
  • Robert Muchamore – author
  • Andy Robb – Book blogging
  • Katherine Rundell – author
  • Adrian Thompson – Library design from scratch
  • Andy Walsh – IL with games
  • Tony Walsh – Poet Longfella.

Download our Outline Programme:

2016 Weekend Course Outline (updated Jan 2016)

PDF file, 1020 kB (Requires Adobe Reader)

 

Further programme information and online booking will be available soon. Reserve your place by contacting the SLA Office on 01793 530166 or info[at]sla.org.uk.

Earlybird discounts apply up to 22 April 2016.

Sponsored by Micro Librarian Systems (MLS).

Course Fees

Resident:
Member
Non-Member
Fully resident booked before 22 April £315* £404*
Fully resident booked after 22April £355* £444*
Non-Resident:
   
Friday inc Lunch and dinner £132 inc vat £150 inc vat
Friday inc Lunch but no dinner £84 inc vat £102 inc vat
Saturday inc lunch £114 inc vat £132 inc vat

* VAT on this supply is accounted for under the Tour Operators Margin Scheme and therefore will not generate a VAT invoice

Extras

B&B rooms are available for delegates on Thursday and/or Saturday night:

  • B&B rate per night: £99*

* VAT on this supply is accounted for under the Tour Operators Margin Scheme and therefore will not generate a VAT invoice