prepares learners for life in modern Britain by equipping them to be
responsible, respectful, active citizens and developing understanding and
appreciation of diversity.
– Ofsted, September 2019 framework (2019)
This course explores
diversity and inclusion, both within the school library and from a whole-school
perspective; BAME, gender, LGBTQ+ and disabilities (including physical and
neurodiversity) will be covered. Delegates will examine how diverse their
schools are and what they already do before moving on to investigate how they
can improve what they offer. Based on recent research and studies, the
course will look at ways to create multiplicity within the curriculum, provide
information on resources (both hard copy and digital), how to promote
resources, and practical ideas that delegates can take back to their schools.
Areas covered will include –
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 Central & East Berkshire branch and features editor of The School Librarian.