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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

Alec Williams · Full details of course

  • 7 February 2018, 09:15-15:45: Heath Educational Books, Willow House, Willow Walk, off Whittaker Road, Sutton, Surrey SM3 9QQ Book Online

Help I'm in Charge of the Primary School Library!

Susan Staniforth · Full details of course

  • 16 March 2017, 09:30-15:30:
  • 11 October 2017, 09:30-16:00: Heath Educational Books, Willow House, Willow Walk, off Whittaker Road, Sutton, Surrey SM3 9QQ Book Online
  • 7 November 2017, 09:15-15:00: Newton Rigg Conference Centre, Newton Rigg College, Newton Rigg, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0AH Book Online
  • 14 November 2017, 09:15-15:00: The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD Book Online
  • 15 February 2018, 09:15-15:00: Eccles Library, Eccles Gateway, 28 Barton Lane, Eccles, Manchester M30 0TU Book Online

Picture and Comic Books for All NEW

Bev Humphrey · Full details of course

Primary and Secondary

Great Library .... but where is everyone?

Susan Staniforth · Full details of course

  • 28 November 2017, 09:15-15:00: Old Palace of John Whitgift Preparatory School, Melville Avenue, South Croydon, Greater London, CR2 7YN Book Online

Opening Doors: the School Library in a culturally diverse society

Alec Williams · Full details of course

Preparing the School Library for Inspection NEW

Anne Harding · Full details of course

  • 8 November 2017, 09:15-15:30: Derbyshire & Derby School Library Service, Kedleston Road Training Centre, 184 Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1GT Book Online

Promoting Reading in the Digital Age NEW

Bev Humphrey · Full details of course

  • 28 November 2017, 09:30-15:00: Walton Room, Entrust, The Riverway Centre, Riverway, Stafford, ST16 3TH Book Online
  • 7 March 2018, 09:30-15:00: The Linda Barnett Room, The Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning, Cheddon Road, Taunton, TA2 7QP Book Online

Reading Promotion Toolkit with Accelerated Reader

Bev Humphrey · Full details of course

  • 14 November 2017, 09:30-15:00: EES for Schools/School Library Service, 11 Freebournes Road, Witham, Essex CM8 3UN Book Online
  • 21 November 2017, 09:30-15:00: The Holmesdale School, Malling Road, Snodland,Kent ME6 5HS Book Online

Smashing Apps

Bev Humphrey · Full details of course

Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

Chris Powis · Full details of course

  • 16 November 2017, 09:30-16:00: Wirral Grammar School for Girls, Heath Road, Bebington, Wirral CH63 3AF Book Online
  • 28 February 2018, 09:00-16:00: EES for Schools/School Library Service, 11 Freebournes Road, Witham, Essex CM8 3UN Book Online
  • 6 June 2018, 09:30-16:00: Warwickshire Schools Library Service, Unit 11a/b Montague Road, Warwick CV34 5LT Book Online

Secondary

Beyond Behaviour Management. An Introduction to Effective Engagement for Learning in the Secondary School Library NEW

Jerry Hurst · Full details of course

  • 26 April 2018, 09:00-16:15: Eamont Room, Newton Rigg Conference Centre, Newton Rigg College, Newton Rigg, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0AH Book Online

Copy and Paste Generation

Sarah Pavey MSc FCLIP · Full details of course

  • 6 March 2018, 09:15-16:00: Library Teaching Room, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL Book Online

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

Susan Staniforth · Full details of course

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

Angie Curran · Full details of course

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

Angie Curran · Full details of course

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

Lin Smith · Full details of course

Work Smarter and Shine

Sarah Pavey MSc FCLIP · Full details of course

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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