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Preparing the School Library for Inspection

Course Details:

A course for primary and secondary school librarians and others with responsibility for the school library.  Delegates will examine where libraries fit in the inspection process, identify inspection priorities, and explore practical ways to get the library and its impact noticed.


Expected learning outcomes

  • greater knowledge of the inspection process and what inspectors are looking for
  • strategies for raising the profile of the library before and during inspection
  • ideas for mapping library provision to key areas of inspection
  • more confidence about appropriate evidence to prepare and ways to present it
  • tips for highlighting key strengths and achievements
  • ideas for self-assessment, monitoring and evaluation
  • opportunities to share concerns and good practice
  • knowledge of key documents and their contents and other sources of guidance

Trainer: Anne Harding

Anne Harding is an independent trainer specialising in children's and young people’s reading and children’s and school libraries. She provides courses and in-service training for national and regional bodies, local authorities, schools and other organisations throughout Britain and beyond. She frequently speaks at conferences.

Key Audience:

A course for primary and secondary school librarians and others with responsibility for the school library.

Venues and Dates:

  • 13 February 2019, 09:30-15:45: Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1EA [Map]
    Special attendance fee applies for delegates who are non-members of the SLA but work in schools which subscribe to Redbridge School Library Service.