Earlybird discount deadline: Tuesday 24th March.  Prices quoted will increase by £15 after this date.

Closing date for applications: Monday 4th May

A second place discount of £35.00 will be applied for delegates accompanying a full paying individual from the same school (please contact the SLA office for a discount code)

At each stage of education the provider prepares learners for future success in their next steps.

– Ofsted, Sep 2019 Framework, point 28.


Sixth form students may be aspiring to apprenticeships, technical qualifications or higher education. However the learning environment of the sixth form is very different to the lower school and students have to learn to adopt independent learning practices and manage their time more effectively. There are new skills to develop in critical thinking, digital, media and information literacy. This transition also places pressure on the mental health and wellbeing of students. All of these changes mean that the 6th form librarian has to accommodate a different skill set and provide a service and resources more suited to individual student needs. This course will cover the issues highlighted.

This course will enable you to:

*  Consider the range of resources needed to support teaching and learning in the sixth form with reference to the requirements of the curriculum and exam syllabi
*  Learn some exercises for supporting critical thinking, digital, media and information literacy and to understand why this is important
*  Be prepared for helping students in academic writing, personal statements and CVs
*  Be aware of behavioural issues and how to provide an atmosphere conducive to learning.

Speaker Info

Speaker Name

Sarah Pavey MSc FCLIP

Speaker Details
Sarah is an independent trainer and consultant for school libraries and has worked as a school librarian for over 15 years both in the independent and maintained sectors. She has written the SLA e-learning courses on EPQ and Academic Honesty. She has run courses for sixth form students, teachers and librarians in areas of information literacy, personal and behavioural management and has also helped schools with design for sixth form spaces. Sarah speaks regularly at numerous library conferences and training events and is co-author of The Innovative School Librarian. She is a member of the National SLG Committee and Information Literacy Group Committee for CILIP.