All workshops can be adapted to encompass your goals and agendas. They are tailored to meet your specific needs and can be delivered to regional or school clusters, or to individual schools, on a twilight, half-day or full-day basis.
I deliver training that is based on research but which also offers practical advice and suggestions centred on experience. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
- CREATING A WHOLE SCHOOL READING COMMUNITY/READING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
Reading is the key to literacy skills, lifelong learning and underpins academic achievement in all subjects. This workshop covers creating policies, practical advice and activities, involving both reading for pleasure and reading for information.
- 101 THINGS TO DO WITH A BOOK
A practical and hands-on workshop encompassing several ideas you can adapt within the library or classroom to generate enthusiasm for books and reading.
- SUPPORTING DIVERSITY & INCLUSION INCLUDING LGBTQ* STUDENTS
Looking at the legal situation and resource needs of all students (and staff) with a view to providing a diverse and inclusive collection. Covers fiction and non-fiction resources as well as how to use and promote them.
- SUPPORTING HIGHER/EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATIONS
I have delivered an HPQ/EQP programme for several years and am able to offer training on how this can be achieved, including the organisation, management and practical implications of running projects, and the delivery of the taught skills programme. I also offer a one-day “conference-style” taught skills programme directed at students.
- BEYOND BOOK GROUPS/WORKING WITH G&T STUDENTS
A workshop detailing how to use cross-curricular projects to engage G&T students, providing challenges and extending both their reading for pleasure and reading for information. These ideas can also be used to expand the activities of book groups.
- LIBRARY TUITION FOR PUPIL LIBRARIANS
Pupil librarians provide essential back-up services for busy school librarians as well as gaining valuable skills popular with employers. This presentation details how to recruit, manage and organise a team of pupil librarians covering policies, strategies and practical advice.
- ADVOCACY FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIANS
What, why, where and how to advocate for your school library and librarian, both within your organisation and the wider profession.
- CPD FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIANS
With today’s budget cuts and time constraints, CPD can be difficult yet it is important to maintain your professional skills to provide a relevant service to all your users. This workshop covers what is CPD, why it is important and how you can maintain your CPD regardless of your situation.