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Inset training – How librarians can support teaching and learning.

St Anne’s school library in Alderney has undergone some big changes in the last few months. Schools’ Library Service (SLS) supports this school from a distance as we are in Guernsey which is a short flight away. This means that we only visit twice a term. On one of our visits, last year, we discussed… Continue reading Inset training – How librarians can support teaching and learning.

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Primary and Secondary teachers in Guernsey: Why you should use your Schools’ Library Service.

Why you need Schools’ Library Service and your SLS librarian. Did you know that research carried out by Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen found that  students academic attainment will goes up if you collaborate with a qualified librarian and here is the evidence. There is an argument that all schools should have qualified librarians in… Continue reading Primary and Secondary teachers in Guernsey: Why you should use your Schools’ Library Service.

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Lego for Library Teaching Workshop

‘That’s not learning, that’s playing…isn’t it?’ By Lucy Bearder (SLS Librarian) Photo by bdesham When I told my husband I was off to Manchester to attend a ‘Lego for library teaching’ workshop, he laughed, my colleagues raised their eyebrows questioningly, but my favourite reaction was from my 5 year old who asked “Can I come. … Continue reading Lego for Library Teaching Workshop

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4 reasons information literacy is essential for improving your child’s academic attainment

What is information literacy? Knowing how to find, evaluate, select and use good quality information. Schools’ Library Service (SLS) Librarians work throughout the Bailiwick schools, alongside teachers, to support independent learning through information literacy. During last term SLS librarians ran workshops after school at our public library to support children with research homework. These were… Continue reading 4 reasons information literacy is essential for improving your child’s academic attainment