Category Archives: Educational Matters

Counter-extremism in schools: the new PREVENT guidance

In a bid to tackle the phenomenon of radicalisation, the government has passed  the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 which affects every school in the country. In a matter of weeks, every school has been asked to provide clear … Continue reading

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Top Ten Graphic Novels For School Libraries.

TEN GRAPHIC NOVELS (AND MANGA) FOR SCHOOLS! The London and South East SLG recently hosted a fantastic event at Forbidden Planet and to accompany the event one of our committee members shared with us the top picks for graphic novels … Continue reading

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The Beating Heart of the School – a London & SE SLG course

On Friday 14th November 2014, SLG London and South East committee hosted a training course to attempt to deal with some of the issues facing school librarians. This event was inspired by issues raised in the APPG document published in … Continue reading

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A Trip To A Forbidden Planet

It is notoriously difficult to choose graphic novels for school libraries and so On Wednesday, 22 October, CILIP’s School Libraries Group for London and the Southeast met at Forbidden Planet (https://forbiddenplanet.com) As you may know (or may not if you’ve … Continue reading

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Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award

This new Award is to recognise the contribution made by pupils who work in their school libraries, to acknowledge the skills gained and to give them the recognition they deserve, both within and outside their school community. Nominations can be … Continue reading

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BETT 2015

A lot of our members have found the BETT (the British Educational Training and Technology tradeshow) incredibly useful, and tickets are now available for 2015. The event is held at the ExCell in London’s Docklands from 21st – 24th January … Continue reading

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Essential Training

Educational Attainment and School Libraries Is your library at the Heart of the School? Date & Time: Friday, 14 November 2014 – 10:00am to 4:00pm Inspired by the recent CILIP report of the same name, this training day will explore … Continue reading

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Preparing a Reading For Pleasure policy

In March 2012 Ofsted published the document Moving English Forward. This document was designed to tackle the problem of low and falling literacy levels in the UK and, for the first time, it mentions the need for a specific Reading … Continue reading

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Moving English Forward – Ofsted, paperwork, policies and the school librarian

In 2012 Ofsted published the document – Moving English Forward. Their concept behind the document was to attempt to answer the question: how can attainment in English be raised in order to move English forward in schools? CILIP School Libraries … Continue reading

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Why children deserve a school librarian.

Dawn Finch, YA author, school library and literacy consultant, vice-chair London and South East School Libraries Group (SLG) Follow @dawnafinch With a decade of UK school libraries under my belt, and as a YA author, it is easy for me … Continue reading

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