Reading and the secondary
school and college library

Important and popular training on policies and practices for raising the profile and appeal of reading, libraries and library resources.

Anne's courses are full of up-to-the minute, cost-effective strategies for supporting reading. They are suitable for library staff in the secondary sector and further education colleges, literacy coordinators and teachers.

Anne provides this training for national and regional bodies and for school library services.

She always adapts her courses to suit delegate and client needs. They are backed up by extensive sets of handouts.

Expected learning outcomes:

  • more insight into what motivates students to read and what puts them off
  • more awareness of the implications of current educational strategies and research
  • practical methods for encouraging reading enjoyment, broadening students’ reading horizons and overcoming the barriers to reading
  • ideas for engaging reluctant readers
  • extra strategies for promoting and exploiting the library and its resources
  • greater knowledge of appropriate resources for encouraging reading
  • ideas for building a stronger reading ethos and reading culture

What people say about this training

This was truly inspirational! I now know why it has been difficult to keep pace with my colleague, since she attended the course in February. I am now so full of ideas.

This course has given me many strategies to raise literacy across the school.

I appreciate your matter-of-fact approach, with very little high-faluting jargon and a lot of common sense.

I was absolutely buzzing with ideas I wanted to try out by the end of the day.

I’ve come away with so many ideas I hardly know where to start. You speak with the authority of someone who has seen and researched a great variety of library set-ups and reading strategies, but it is your human approach to all these matters that is your greatest strength. The warmth and passion with which you speak of kids and books and reading was a lovely thing to witness.

Well balanced between group discussion and whole group sessions. Useful facts and statistics.

Totally brilliant for sharing and gaining new ideas for improving and promoting the library and reading.

I leave encouraged and inspired, but also challenged to act.

The course was fantastic and so valuable. I have come away with numerous ideas which I can’t wait to implement. Anne was an amazing tutor and the course was very well delivered.

Very well presented - allowing individuals to contribute but maintaining pace of session.

This will contribute to our policy-making on literacy in the school.

Very well structured day, very intelligently led, very inspiring, and good tips and ideas to think about and implement.

Enabled me to see a wider perspective on promoting reading in a cross-curricular way.

An inspiring day. Excellent course leader. Realistic view of role of school librarian combined with idealism.

I have not felt quite so 'fired up' about my work in a while, but the sky's the limit now.