The SLA works hard to provide the best possible service to members, and this includes special downloads, resources, competitions and offers from external companies.
We build links with external partners to provide exclusive member benefits where we feel they would be of use to members, and where they support members in delivering the service they wish to provide.
Some details can be seen below, but if you are a member please log in to get the codes and how to access the offers.
If you know of a company which would be a good member benefit, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SLA members who sign up to a Wheelers ePlatform eBook and/or audiobook package can enjoy an extra 3 months for free.
It has never been more cost efficient to add digital stock to compliment your print library with our ePlatform One option giving all of your students and staff access to 1,250+ eBook and 630+ audiobook titles for a simple annual membership, worth over £50,000 in content!
Regardless of school size, you can look forward to attracting reluctant readers, supporting SEN students with our easy to apply dyslexic and visually impaired settings, & gifting your avid readers with a 24/7 library. The use of ePlatform is not just a reading for pleasure option, make use of ePlatform in the classroom with our notes and definition & synonym features to support teaching & learning. From our UK offices, we support schools in the UK, Europe and South Africa – so please make contact and ask for our free trial to see what ePlatform has to offer your school too.
ePlatform Settings Wizard
New Dyslexia and General Comfort Settings are now within ePlatform to aid Literacy in your school. After months of research with Educational Specialists and national Dyslexia groups, ePlatform have designed one-touch comfort settings with students who have reading challenges in mind. After several live trials in different schools, including one special school specifically for Dyslexic children, Settings Wizard has been met with 100% positive feedback.
You can view a 2 min Settings Wizard video here: https://youtu.be/6uUaU3KEjRc
European Schoolbooks Ltd
The SLA has partnered with European Schoolbooks Ltd to give you 10% discount on all European books bought through the European Bookshop website. Books are available in many languages including French, Spanish, Italian, German and Russian. Children's books, dictionaries, National Curriculum set texts, games, magazines and coursebooks are all available.
The Literary Gift Company
The Literary Gift Company was founded in 2009 by Dani Hall. A former bookseller and bookshop manager, Dani was just completing an MA in Children's literature when she launched the company with around 200 products in Reading (where else?!) The website now has well over a thousand literary products and fans across the world. Products include a hand-picked selection of beautiful and practical gifts for book lovers, including clothing, jewellery, perfume, reading tools, games, and much much more. We aim to be a one-stop-shop for all book lovers. We produce our own range of literary products, as well as offering a unique combination of gorgeous products from new designers, along with the best of quality brands from our partners. We are particularly interested in promoting products which recycle, or 'upcycle' abandoned or out-of-date books.
SLA members receive 10% off items from The Literary Gift Company with their voucher code.
Magazines are a great way to encourage reading for enjoyment and a valuable information resource for students. By ordering through DLT Magazines you’ll be saving your school hundreds of pounds every year with permanent discounts of up to 70% off cover prices. Your magazines are delivered every month by a secure carrier in one easy to manage pack and their flexible subscriptions means you can change your titles as ofter as you like for the same fixed monthly price.
SLA members receive an extra 10% off.
National Literacy Trust
We've teamed up with the NLT to offer a 10% reciprocal membership discount. It is valid for new school registrations and renewals and the payment type will need to be either debit/credit card or via invoice.
To register, members can use the following link and will need to select the school membership type:
A discount code is available to SLA members.
Peters are delighted to offer SLA members a fantastic 30% off* books.
Visit our magical showroom in central Birmingham – With over 40,000 titles available for you to browse and buy why not book a visit and take advantage of 30% off books? Request a bespoke selection – Our team of librarian's read and review every book we hold in stock, so you can be confident that we know what to look for when it comes to meeting your requirements.
Order online – Visit our books website, schools.peters.co.uk, where you will find all of our librarians' reviews plus much more. Alternatively, call 0121 666 6646 or email email@example.com and one of the Peters team will be happy to help.
*Items excluded from this offer: book packs, plus short discount items (a small number of academic titles, some reading schemes, big books and audio titles).
Discount code available to logged-in SLA members.
SoftlinkSoftlink offer SLA members 5% off the initial purchase price of Oliver or Scout; just quote your SLA membership number when placing an order with Softlink. https://www.softlinkint.com/edu/
The Day and The Day Explorer
At The Day and The Day Explorer, we love facts. That is why everything written by our team of trained journalists supports teachers who want to ignite curiosity in their classrooms. Articles are published on the most relevant and stimulating world news, allowing students of ALL ages, abilities and backgrounds to engage critically with national and global issues. Use our extensive archive of material in curriculum lessons, guided reading sessions, form time and whole-school assemblies. Improve students' information literacy and critical thinking skills, stimulate meaningful discussion, and debate real world issues using our interactive activities and assignments. SLA members now receive 20% off. For those schools already members, refer another new school and you will be rewarded 10% off renewal costs.
SLA members can now subscribe to WRd magazine for only £40 a year – as opposed to £49.50. It now includes WRDXtra, a YA mini magazine, so appeals to all the age ranges.
UKLA Publications Offer
We are pleased to announce a partnership with the UK Literacy Association to offer a reciprocal discount on publications to each other's members.
You can view all the UKLA publications here:
but below are a few that may be of particular interest.
SLA members can obtain a discount code for UKLA publications.
Creative Planning with whole texts
Talk for Reading
Teaching Spelling 6-11
Embedding Media Literacy Across the Secondary School Curriculum
Evaluating Online Information and Sources
Reading Motivation & engagement
Literature Matters Children's Writing Journals
The Digital Literacy Classroom
Reading Magazines with a Critical Eye
Tell Me Another
Ideas in Practice
Handbook of teaching early reading
Power up literacy
Effective grammar teaching in primary schools
Effective grammar teaching at KS1
Teaching writing effectively: reviewing practice
I know what to write now: multimodal approach
Building Communities of Readers
Using Technology to Improve Reading and Learning
Visual Approaches to Teaching Writing.
Sora from Overdrive
Experience Sora, the new state-of-the-art student reading app from OverDrive. Whether you’re reading for class or for fun, Sora makes it easy.
OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide, is pleased to offer SLA members a 10% discount on our Primary Ebooks NOW and Secondary Ebooks NOW digital library platforms for schools.
Enable your students to have access to a library of classic and bestselling titles whenever they want and wherever they are. Primary Ebooks NOW and Secondary Ebooks NOW libraries are fully managed and updated by OverDrive’s own library and literacy experts. OverDrive platforms are standalone services and only require students to download the new free reading app, Sora, to any device to enjoy instant access to hundreds of ebooks, e-audiobooks and graphic novels.
Reading Cloud offers a 5% Discount for SLA Members.
We believe school libraries are an invaluable resource for the whole school community and we’ve been on a mission to support librarians and everyone involved in the library for over 30 years now. Today we’re proud to be the library management system of choice for over 8000 schools, supporting over 15,000 users every single day (not including our student users), with a whopping 38 million resources circulated every year! Please get in touch to find out what our leading library management system with its online student engagement community can do for you and your school today!
Tel: 0161 449 9357
Children's Literacy Charity
The Children's Literacy Charity (formerly Springboard for Children) offers a discount on its training programme.
Carel Press offers a 15% discount off their Library Learner Quiz Pack (either secondary or primary version)
The pack effectively teaches library skills and lets you monitor students' progress:
"The user-friendly interactive pack (is) a quality learning resource for the school library at an affordable price" --SLA Digital Reviews.
ClickView combines brilliant educational video content and powerful software, allowing educators to find great content fast.
ClickView gives you immediate access to thousands of educational videos, delivered in a platform that enables simple access, VLE and LMS integrations. Produced for British students and educators, we take the hassle out of locating relevant content through our intuitive search filters, and accompanying lesson plans and resources. There are no hidden fees. Just one annual subscription cost.
ClickView is offering an SLA Member benefit of a 5% discount for new subscriptions on the first year's subscription.
Lexplore is a new reading attainment product for schools.
Revolutionary AI-based assessment can provide schools with a unique and analytical insight into reading. By monitoring a child's spontaneous eye movement, Lexplore's precise machine learning models can pick up on minor differences in the way children's brains process text. They are then able to objectively determine a child's reading attainment across five key cognitive processes in a matter of minutes, and also pick up on specific eye movement correlations which quickly highlight children with difficulties, such as dyslexia.
SLA members can claim a benefit of 10% off.
Q-files.com, the online library of knowledge, is a comprehensive and authoritative website specifically designed for use by students in both primary and secondary schools.
Currently consisting of some 1,800 pages covering science, technology, history, geography, culture and much else, Q-files is the digital equivalent of an up-to-the-minute school reference library. It fully embraces—and goes well beyond—the curriculum for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.Q-files has been produced by long-established children's reference book publishers, Orpheus Books Ltd. The entire site has, according to publishing practice, been carefully vetted by academic experts. The team are constantly improving, adding to and updating it.Brimming with facts, images, diagrams and videos, Q-files provides wide-ranging, in-depth, easily navigable and visually appealing content in a student-friendly (and teacher-friendly) format.
Please find out more about Q-files by visiting our companion site:
It contains a video guide to using the site presented by Guernsey SLS librarian Elizabeth Hutchinson, more information about the Q-files team, a complete list of pages, tips on how Q-files can be used in schools, and news and reviews.
SLA members can claim a FREE TRIAL to Q-files.
EmpathyLab is the first organisation to build children's empathy, literacy and social activism through a systematic use of high quality literature. Their strategy builds on new scientific evidence showing the power of reading to build real-life empathy skills. "A beacon of hope in a divided world."
EmpathyLab offers a 10% discount to SLA members off its training days. Come to a first-step training day with EmpathyLab – we aim to build young people's empathy, literacy and social activism through a more systematic use of high-quality literature. Our strategy builds on scientific evidence showing the power of reading to build real-life empathy skills.
Get 50% off* Raintree books and stock your bookshelves for less!
At Raintree, our vision is to improve the world through literacy. That’s why we have been providing quality, reliable library resources for over 20 years. With a wealth of experience in meeting the needs of schools and libraries across the UK, we continue to work closely with educators to provide relevant, high quality titles for readers of all abilities. We’re committed to meeting your needs, whatever your requirements. A discount code is available to logged in SLA members.
*Excludes 50% off topic packs, No Nonsense Literacy and Pebble Go subscriptions.
Authorfy offer a discount code to SLA members for their first purchase of an Authorfy Club Box. Authorfy Club is the creative writing club that's sweeping the nation. With writing challenges set by bestselling children's authors and workshops packed with games, activities, group work and more, teachers and librarians can run the club with zero planning, zero marking and 100% enjoyment.
Each student will receive their own Authorfy activity pack, which is filled with fun worksheets and writing tips, and they will have the chance to win weekly prizes, books and certificates. What's more, if your school charges parents for after school clubs, you can charge as little as £2 per session to cover the cost of the box and raise an additional £1,000 for your school library in a year!
A discount code is available to SLA members.
Ideas Roadshow was the recipient of The Educational Learning Resources Award at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2018 for Ideas Roadshow's High School Portal. Library Journal 'enthusiastically recommended' this database which offers a comprehensive collection of videos and teaching modules providing unique behind-the-scenes insights into the motivations/research of a wide range of world-leading experts to enrich teaching and learning while bridging the gap between school and university.
The creators of this database have recently launched Ideas Roadshow's IBDP Portal which offers a user-friendly database of authoritative video and print resources explicitly created to meet the needs of both teachers and students throughout the Diploma Programme. More than 80 internationally-renowned experts at prestigious institutions around the world, including Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, and UC Berkeley, have participated in their effort to connect the IB Diploma Programme with the fascinating world of research.
This IB-specific database offers an extensive collection of authoritative video and print expert resources to directly support students with the DP core, in particular Theory of Knowledge and the extended essay plus other internal assessments while it includes an extensive collection of innovative materials to support both new and experienced teachers with the TOK course, to facilitate integrating TOK across the entire DP curriculum, to transition to the new TOK course and includes lots of curriculum-relevant resources across 21 DP subjects for teaching and learning.
You can find an informational video for librarians on the Librarians page on the informational website for Ideas Roadshow's IBDP Portal.
Investigating Knowledge Blog (check out Extending Wednesdays which offers great ideas for student essays): https://investigatingknowledge.com/
Ideas Roadshow offer a free 1-week trials to all SLA members so that you can explore all video and print resources that are part of either Ideas Roadshow's High School Portal or Ideas Roadshow's IBDP Portal. In addition, members can take advantage of a discount of 10% on an institutional subscription.
A wide range of benefits to enhance your membership are available from our partners. Further details at www.sla.org.uk/member-benefits
Siddiqui Education Let's Pitch It Family Version
Baasit Siddiqui, a regular on Channel Four's Gogglebox and director of Siddiqui Education has created a digital version of his "Let's Pitch It" school workshop and competition. "Let's Pitch It Family" is a digital workshop where children get to team up with their families and try their hand at creating and promoting an idea for a brand-new television show. Baasit has provided step by step fun, interactive videos to guide families through researching, planning, and creating a trailer for their TV show idea. Families can submit their weird and wonderful ideas to Baasit and prizes include vouchers, hampers and a meal with the Siddiqui Family from Gogglebox.
To make sure ALL families can take part there is a BSL interpreted version of the step by step videos and support for families without laptops or the Internet.
SLA member schools can get a school package discount with 50% discount on the standard package and 25% discount on the BSL.
To find out more visit www.siddiqui-education.co.uk/shop