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Regional Courses

Download Course Brochure

All our confirmed courses are listed below and on our online Training Calendar.

The Regional Training brochure was sent to SLA members with The School Librarian and is also available as a downloadable PDF file.

Additional courses are often added throughout the year, notified via the SLA website.

Training Programme 2016-17

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Primary

Bringing it Alive! Storytelling to boost Literacy and Reading for Pleasure NEW

Alec Williams · Full details of course

  • 7 March 2017, 09:00-15:30: EES for Schools/School Library Service, 11 Freebournes Road, Witham, Essex CM8 3UN
  • 15 June 2017, 09:00-15:30: Education Library Service, Browning Way, Woodford Park Industrial Estate, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 2JN Book Online

Help I'm in Charge of the School Library!

Susan Staniforth · Full details of course

  • 10 November 2016, 09:00-15:00: Education Library Service, Browning Way, Woodford Park Industrial Estate, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 2JN
  • 16 March 2017, 09:30-15:30:
  • 20 June 2017, 09:30-16:00: Heath Educational Books, Willow House, Willow Walk, off Whittaker Road, Sutton, Surrey SM3 9QQ Book Online

Reading for Pleasure - for Everyone!

Alec Williams · Full details of course

Primary and Secondary

Around the Digital Campfire NEW

Bev Humphrey · Full details of course

Great Library .... but where is everyone?

Susan Staniforth · Full details of course

  • 8 June 2016, 09:15-15:00: Cambridge Central Library, 7 Lion Yard, Grand Arcade, Cambridge CB2 3QD
  • 21 March 2017, 09:15-15:00: Newton Rigg Conference Centre, Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0AH
  • 4 May 2017, 09:15-15:30: Howard of Effingham School, Lower Road, Effingham, Surrey KT24 5JR Book Online

iCan with an iPad

Bev Humphrey · Full details of course

Opening Doors: the School Library in a culturally diverse society NEW

Alec Williams · Full details of course

  • 23 February 2017, 09:30-15:45: Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1EA

Reading for Pleasure using Accelerated Reader and other means

Bev Humphrey · Full details of course

  • 24 November 2016, 09:30-15:00: Eccles Library, Eccles Gateway, 28 Barton Lane, Eccles, Manchester M30 0TU
  • 29 November 2016, 09:30-15:00: Walthamstow School for Girls, Church Hill, Walthamstow, London E17 9RZ

Smashing Apps

Bev Humphrey · Full details of course

Social Media - make it work for you!

Bev Humphrey · Full details of course

The Online Librarian

Bev Humphrey · Full details of course

  • 30 November 2016, 09:30-15:00: The King's School, 5 College Green, Worcester WR1 2LL

Secondary

Copy and Paste Generation

Sarah Pavey MSc FCLIP · Full details of course

Help, I'm in Charge of the School Library! NEW

Susan Staniforth · Full details of course

  • 28 March 2017, 09:00-15:00: Longley Park Sixth Form College, Horninglow Road, Sheffield S5 6SG
  • 23 May 2017, 09:30-16:00: Heath Educational Books, Willow House, Willow Walk, off Whittaker Road, Sutton, Surrey SM3 9QQ Book Online

Reading for Pleasure - for everyone!

Alec Williams · Full details of course

Reading for Pleasure: edgy, cool, or just boring? Make it infectious and survive

Angie Curran · Full details of course

  • 15 November 2016, 09:45-15:15: Epsom College, College Road, Epsom, Surrey KT17 4JQ
  • 7 February 2017, 09:45-15:15: EES for Schools/School Library Service, 11 Freebournes Road, Witham, Essex CM8 3UN
  • 22 March 2017, 09:45-15:15: Shaftesbury School, Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8ER
  • 13 June 2017, 09:45-15:15: Kidderminster Public Library, Market Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY10 1AB Book Online

Reading Levels, Progress 8 and GCSEs - the library's critical place

Angie Curran · Full details of course

  • 29 November 2016, 09:30-15:15: Hele's School, Seymour Road, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 4LT
  • 15 March 2017, 09:30-15:15: Entrust HQ, The Riverway Centre, Riverway, Stafford ST16 3TH

Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

Chris Powis · Full details of course

  • 7 February 2017, 09:30-16:00: UCL, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
  • 8 March 2017, 09:30-16:00: Derbyshire and Derby School Library Service, Kedleston Road Training Centre, Derby DE22 1GT

There is a Better Way. Information Literacy - Skills to Empower

Lin Smith · Full details of course

  • 18 May 2017, 09:15-15:30: Gordano School, St Mary's Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 7QR Book Online

Work Smarter and Shine NEW

Sarah Pavey MSc FCLIP · Full details of course

  • 18 October 2016, 09:00-16:00: Newton Rigg Conference Centre, Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0AH
  • 22 November 2016, 09:15-16:00: Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning (SCIL), Cheddon Road, Taunton TA2 7QP
  • 1 December 2016, 09:15-16:00: EES for Schools/School Library Service, 11 Freebournes Road, Witham, Essex CM8 3UN
  • 22 March 2017, 09:15-16:00: Warwickshire Schools Library Service, Unit 11a/b Montague Road, Warwick CV34 5LT

Course Fees

All courses run for a full day and fees include lunch and refreshments. Standard rate VAT will be added to all course fees.

  • SLA Members: £105.00
  • Non-Members: £165.00

A second delegate from the same school (accompanying a full paying individual):

  • SLA Members: £70.00
  • Non-Members: £90.00

A discount of £15.00 will be given on bookings received up to 4 weeks before the course date.

In some cases, discounts are available to delegates who are not SLA Members but who subscribe to the School Library Service in the area where the course is taking place. Please contact the SLA office for further details of these discounts.

In exceptional circumstances payment for Spring term courses may be deferred to April.

How to Register

  • Register online by choosing the "Book Online" button beside any of the courses above
  • Download and complete the printed Booking Form (see below) and send it by post to:
    School Library Association, 1 Pine Court, Kembrey Park, SWINDON SN2 8AD
  • Register by telephone on 01793 530166
  • E-mail courses[at]sla.org.uk, giving
    • Your name/name of school
    • Invoicing address/telephone/e-mail address
    • Details of the course and venue you wish to attend
    • Details of any special dietary or access requirements

Applications will be processed and places will be confirmed in writing. If you are interested in a course the details of which have not yet been finalised, please contact the SLA Office so that the necessary information can be sent to you as soon as it is available.

Training Booking Form 2016-17

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Cancellations and Substitutions

Cancellations by delegates

Cancellations received up to 10 working days before the course date are refundable minus £15.00 administration charge. After that, cancellations are subject to 50% of the course fee. If you do not cancel or attend, the full fee will be charged. Please contact the SLA Office if you wish to send a substitute delegate.

Cancellations by SLA

Unfortunately the SLA cannot accept responsibility for any incidental expenses incurred by delegates for courses which are cancelled due to lack of take-up or other unforeseen circumstances.
 

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