Reading and the primary school library

An interactive training day to explore the role of the primary school library in supporting literacy, broadening children’s reading horizons and encouraging reading for pleasure.

The course is suitable for library coordinators, literacy coordinators, teachers, teaching assistants and volunteers.

Anne provides this course for regional and local training and as whole school inset. She always tailors it to local needs. The course comes with a full set of handouts.

Participants can expect to gain:

  • new strategies for promoting reading skills and enjoyment
  • more knowledge of appropriate library resources and ways to exploit them successfully
  • extra ideas for effective library layout and guiding
  • greater understanding of the value of the library as a focus for whole school literacy
  • ideas for using the library to support the school's literacy policy and reading across the curriculum
  • more confidence in managing and developing the library

What people say about this course

INSPIRATIONAL!! Surpassed all my expectations.

I feel much more confident now about how to maximise the benefit of our new school library.

My head is buzzing! Anne, your ideas are great and you very cleverly enticed good practice ideas out of us all.

Very exciting ideas which I can take back and implement to bring our library forward.

Really useful. I have come away with lots of ideas to help raise the profile of the library and enhance pupils’ enjoyment of reading.

Fantastic, much to think about, plan and do.

Varied well-paced day. Excellent balance of group input and led discussion. Lots of ideas to put into practice.

I really enjoyed the course and got some fantastic ideas for things to do in my library but also in my class. I was really inspired.

Truly inspiring. Anne was knowledgeable and supportive and enthusiastic.

So many brilliant ideas. Great to have so much time for discussion and sharing of ideas - invaluable.

As a new literacy/library co-ordinator I found all of it extremely useful. It has given me lots of ideas to bring up for discussion with the rest of the staff.

My mind is buzzing after all the brilliant suggestions and thought provoking matters raised. The day flashed by.

Anne’s passion for reading was a joy to listen to.

Fantastic course. I have learnt so much about how to organise my new library.