Warwickshire Schools Library Service Supporting reading and learning in schools
September 2022

Training

Save the dates! Our next primary and secondary network meetings....

Do you work in a primary or secondary school library? If so, join us at our network meetings. They are a great opportunity to talk to others and share ideas. We also have guest speakers and share lots of useful links and resources.

Secondary network meetings (monthly)

  • Tuesday 18th October 2022 at 3.45pm-4.45pm: We will be meeting at a local secondary school. A great opportunity to see another school's library. Contact us for more details. 
  • Wednesday 16th November 2022:
    - Secondary Book Award Shortlisting meeting at WSLS (all invited) 1pm-2.30pm
    - Secondary Network Meeting at WSLS, 3pm-4pm with guest speaker (TBC)

Primary network meetings (termly)

  • Tuesday 7th February 2023 3.45pm-4.45pm: Virtual meeting with guest speaker (TBC) 

For more information or to register for a meeting, please contact:  schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk 

Training course: 'Help, I'm Running a Library' for primary and secondary schools

Do you want to increase your knowledge skills and confidence in running a school library? We can help.... sign-up for our training course. Details below.

For more information, contact schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk 

Join us at our next Secondary Network Meeting- in person or virtually!

We would love to invite you to our next Secondary Network Meeting on:

network meetingEveryone is welcome and you can join us in person (and we can make you a real cup of tea!) or join us virtually if you prefer.

These meetings are suitable for any staff working within secondary school libraries or responsible for literacy in their school.

For more information, email schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk

Join us for our next Virtual Primary Network Meeting!

Our next virtual meeting will be on Monday 24th January 2022 at 3.30pm!

Please join us for this FREE virtual event for any Primary school staff who are involved with running the library/promoting reading at your school (e.g. librarians/teachers/support assistants/literacy co-ordinators).

The theme of the next meeting will be:

'How to stock and organise your school library!'

The session will also give you the opportunity to ask questions, network and share ideas/experiences with other teachers and librarians. We will also share lots of useful links, book recommendations, resources, training and CPD opportunities.

We will also be welcoming author Katie Sahota, who will be sharing her new book, 'Little Glow', with us. This is a beautifully illustrated picture book about a diverse, multicultural community, and the different festivals of light it celebrates throughout the year, including Chinese New Year, Ramadan, Hannukah and Christmas.

The network meeting will be hosted by Warwickshire Schools Library Service (WSLS). All schools within our region and surrounding areas are welcome to attend (Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Walsall, Solihull, Oxfordshire, Birmingham, Staffordshire etc).

Please email us if you have any questions or if we can help in any way: schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk 

Please sign-up to attend the meeting by clicking HERE and filling out a short form and we will send you the meeting link.

Join our Network Meetings! Everyone is welcome....

Did you know that we run network meetings for our Primary and Secondary schools? 

This is a great opportunity for you to gain support and share ideas and knowledge. We will also share useful links and resources and we have had guest speakers at some of our meetings! We are currently running these virtually and they are open to everyone. We are aiming to have a hybrid model with a mixture of virtual and face to face meetings. The meetings are particularly useful for librarians or teaching staff with responsibility for reading and/or the library. These meetings are hosted by Warwickshire Schools Library Service (WSLS). ALL schools within our region and surrounding areas are very welcome to attend (including Birmingham, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Staffordshire etc).

Our next Secondary Network Meeting is Monday 28th February at 3.30pm! Email us for the link at schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk

Our next Primary Network Meeting will be confirmed soon!

For more information or to register for one of the meetings, please email us at schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk

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Join us for our next Virtual Primary Network Meeting!

We know that this is a challenging time for schools and we would like to support you in any way that we can. Join us for our second Virtual Primary Network Meeting. This is a FREE virtual event for any school staff who are involved with running the library/promoting reading at their school. This may include librarians, teachers, support assistants and literacy co-ordinators.  book shelves

Monday 22nd March: 3.30-4.30pm

How can we support and engage families with reading at home?

We will be sharing tips, advice, ideas on supporting families with reading at home. We are delighted to have a Guest Speaker: Jan Lennon, Family Learning Programme Manager for Adults and Community Learning. We are really looking forward to hearing about all the great things they do.
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This is a great opportunity for you to gain support, network with others, ask questions and to find out what other schools are doing. We will also highlight any relevant CPD events, useful resources and local and national reading initiatives. This will be hosted by Warwickshire Schools Library Service and all schools within our Warwickshire region and surrounding areas are very welcome to attend (including Worcestershire, Solihull, Walsall, Oxfordshire and Birmingham).
  
To sign-up, please complete this short form and we will send you the meeting link.

If you would like more information or if you have any questions then please get in touch: schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk 

Virtual Primary Network Meeting: For teachers, support staff and librarians in Primary Schools

We know that this is a challenging time for schools and we would like to support you in any way that we can. Join us for our first Virtual Primary Network Meeting. This is a FREE virtual event for any school staff who are involved with running the library/promoting reading at their school. This may include librarians, teachers, support assistants and literacy co-ordinators.  book shelves

Monday 22nd February: 3.30-4.30pm

This is an opportunity for you to gain support, network with others, ask questions and to find out what other schools are doing. We will also highlight any relevant CPD events, useful resources and local and national reading initiatives. This will be hosted by Warwickshire Schools Library Service and all schools within our Warwickshire region and surrounding areas are welcome to attend (including Worcestershire, Solihull, Walsall, Oxfordshire and Birmingham).
  
To sign-up, please complete this short form and we will send you the meeting link.

If you would like more information or if you have any questions then please get in touch: schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk 

Virtual Secondary Network Meetings

We know that this is a challenging time for schools and we would like to support you in any way that we can. Join us for regular Virtual Secondary Network Meetings. teen leaning on book shelvesThis is a FREE virtual event for any Secondary School librarians/staff who are involved with running their school library. Our next meeting is:

Thursday 28th January : 3-4pm

This is an opportunity for you to gain support, network with others, ask questions and to find out what other schools are doing. We also highlight any relevant CPD events, useful resources and local and national reading initiatives. This is hosted by Warwickshire Schools Library Service and all schools within our Warwickshire region and surrounding areas are welcome to attend (including Worcestershire, Solihull, Walsall, Oxfordshire and Birmingham).
For more information, please contact schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk 

Making the Best of Recovery in School Libraries - Free Webinar!

Warwickshire Schools Library Services hosted a free webinar on Monday 28th September 2020. We were delighted to welcome school library colleagues from Warwickshire and beyond. If you missed the session, please watch the recording below.

School libraries are important spaces, helping to support and sustain the reading and learning within your school community. Join us for a collaborative discussion to explore how school libraries are surviving and thriving through this period of uncertainty; better understanding how to adapt your school library provision and enabling safer operations day-to-day.

Leading the conversation on successes and challenges will be Stella Thebridge, manager of Warwickshire Schools Library Service, Ayub Khan, Head of Warwickshire Libraries and Thomas Bryans of IF_DO Architects, leaders of government-backed work to help libraries be as safe as possible in the Covid-19 period.  We are particularly pleased to have the insights of Thomas Bryans on this important topic. 

 

If you would like to get in touch for further information please email us:

schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk