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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 2018-19

PDF file, 255 kB (Requires Adobe Reader)

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

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.


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

Alec Williams · Full details of course

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

Susan Staniforth · Full details of course

Primary and Secondary

Great Library .... but where is everyone?

Susan Staniforth · Full details of course

  • 14 January 2019, 10:00-15:30:

Mental Health and Wellbeing in a School Library Setting

Self Esteem Team · Full details of course

Opening Doors: the School Library in a culturally diverse society

Alec Williams · Full details of course

Picture and Comic Books for All

Bev Humphrey · Full details of course

  • 11 June 2019, 09:30-15:00: Heath Educational Books, Willow House, Willow Walk, Off Whittaker Road, Sutton, Surrey SM3 9QQ

Preparing the School Library for Inspection

Anne Harding · Full details of course

Promoting Reading in the Digital Age

Bev Humphrey · Full details of course

Reading Promotion Toolkit with Accelerated Reader

Bev Humphrey · Full details of course

Teaching Skills for School Library Staff

Chris Powis · Full details of course


Copy and Paste Generation

Sarah Pavey MSc FCLIP · Full details of course

  • 26 November 2019, 09:15-16:00: Bryanston School, Blandford, Dorset DT11 0PX Book Online

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

Susan Staniforth · Full details of course

  • 27 March 2019, 09:15-15:15: NCVO Conference Suite, Society Buildings, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL

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

Angie Curran · Full details of course

Supporting Diversity and Inclusion in School Libraries NEW

Barbara Band · Full details of course

  • 6 November 2019, 09:30-15:45: Wallsend Customer First Centre, 16 The Forum, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear NE28 8JR Book Online
  • 12 November 2019, 09:30-15:45: Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1EA Book Online

Supporting the Sixth Form Student NEW

Sarah Pavey MSc FCLIP · Full details of course

  • 19 November 2019, 09:15-16:00: Beaumont School, Oakwood Drive, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0XB Book Online

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 2018-19

PDF file, 129 kB (Requires Adobe Reader)


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.