The school library should be an inclusive space for the whole school community with every student feeling welcomed and supported. This course explores how we can provide for the needs of low literacy students and those with SEND and EAL in the library. It will consider how the physical space and resources can be used or adapted to encourage and support these students. It will also look at how library activities and extra-curricular events can be adjusted to make them more wide-ranging. Consideration will be given to the academic, cultural and social needs of students as well as the legal requirements. With lots of practical examples, advice and ideas, this is a course that will appeal to both primary and secondary school library staff as well as teachers who work with SEND and EAL students.

Speaker Info

Speaker Name

Barbara Band

Speaker Details
Barbara, a qualified Chartered Librarian, is a school library, reading and literacy consultant. She has over thirty years’ experience delivering customer-focused services in educational environments, supported with project management and promotional skills gained in business and non-profit organisations. A skilled communicator, Barbara delivers training, workshops and presentations to librarians and teaching staff. She publishes regularly on library and literacy-related topics, and has written several publications for the SLA. Passionate about the value and benefits that all libraries can bring to their community, Barbara is a former President of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), Chair of the School Library Association Berkshire branch and features editor of The School Librarian.