Category Archives: School Libraries

Resource Sharing During Lockdown, by Elizabeth Bentley

What is the role of a school librarian? Is it to issue books and run a library? Or is it tosupport student learning whatever the circumstances?With the announcement on March 18 th of the schools’ closure, members of the profession … Continue reading

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Things to do if your school library is closed, by Sarah Pavey

FICTION Send out reading lists for eg for AR levels, year groups or key stages with a precis of the chosen books and how they can be accessed online Collate a series of video links of authors talking about their … Continue reading

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Key Issues – Fosil Based Inquiry for School Librarians:An Introduction

SLG are proud to present the next leaflet in our series Key Issues. These little booklets are meant to be taster introductions to some important subjects you need to know as professionals. Written by members of the SLG Committee, they … Continue reading

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Great School Libraries Phase 2, By Caroline Roche, Chair of SLG and of Great School Libraries

After a packed two days of back to back meetings in half term – one Chairing Great School Libraries and one Chairing the School Libraries Group, I am writing to tell you about some exciting developments in the GSL Campaign, … Continue reading

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Postponement of the SLG Conference

As you will know the Coronavirus is at the forefront of many minds at the moment and you may be aware that the Kents Hill Conference Centre where the SLG conference is due to be held was requisitioned by the … Continue reading

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Children’s Mental Health Week, Bev Humphrey

Next week is Children’s Mental Health Week (https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk), a week that stresses the importance of children & young people’s mental health, and the theme this year is ‘Find Your Brave’. There are some excellent resources available to download for both … Continue reading

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Good reading we bring, to you and your kin!, by Annie Everall

Christmas is fast approaching so If you are still looking for last minute presents or ideas for keeping children occupied over the festive period, here are a few children’s non-fiction, young adult books that might fit the bill plus some … Continue reading

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Middle Grade books for reading alone & reading with confidence. Annie Everall

I think this has been a bit of a mixed year for fiction for children starting to read alone and for those growing in reading confidence who are looking for more substantial stories. There’s been some very strong titles at … Continue reading

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Festive gift suggestions – picture books, by Annie Everall

I LOVE Christmas – I always have done!. I love everything about it – the twinkly lights that brighten up our dark wintry streets, the tasty treats that fill our shops and homes, the festive decorations, the Christmas stockings and … Continue reading

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Yes YOU can, YOU can do it!!! , by Amanda Deaville

How many times a day do we say this to our students? Numerous times as we encourage and cajole them to have a go and do their best. But how many times do we say this to ourselves? Probably never! … Continue reading

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