Training and Advice

Our team of professional librarians offer teachers and school librarians a range of advice and CPD training opportunities.

Primary School Library Advisory Service

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Our aim is to help primary schools towards an effective school library that pupils enjoy using. This service is offered with a consultancy fee, so please see our current price list.

We can visit your school and give practical support in:

  • ·       Weeding out books in poor condition or out of date
  • ·       Classifying your non-fiction books according to our simplified subject index
  • ·       Writing a report on the current provision or developing a library policy
  • ·       Identifying subject gaps and offering advice on purchasing new books
  • ·       Advice on promoting reading for pleasure

Please contact us to find out more or arrange a one hour library consultation visit.

Running Your Secondary School Library

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Our aim is to help secondary schools towards an effective school library that pupils enjoy using.

When you subscribe to our unlimited exchanges service, you can swap your agreed allowance of books as many times during the academic year as you require. This can include a specially selected collection of new titles every term, which our librarians will send out to you automatically to enable you to refresh your library collection.

Alternatively, you can subscribe to our standard service where books can be swapped when necessary by purchasing individual exchanges for each book.

Secondary school librarians can join our School Librarian Support Package. This offers:

  • ·       4 full day management meetings per year
  • ·       Annual CPD inset day
  • ·       Fortnightly eBulletin on relevant issues
  • ·       Regular book lists
  • ·       Individual support on request
  • ·       Participation in the annual Brilliant Book Award for Key Stage 3