What does the service offer for East Riding primary and secondary schools, can you join at any stage, can academies use the service, can non East Riding of Yorkshire schools join the service.
To help Schools to fulfil their obligations in a cost effective way. By sharing resources which have been chosen to meet curriculum needs by an education professional and procured centrally, the school is able to fulfil its obligation in this area whilst keeping expenditure to a minimum. Schools Library Service stock is reviewed against local and nationally agreed objectives and replaced regularly, enabling the school to provide vibrant and topical resources which are relevant to teaching and learning needs.
"The new curriculum aspires to free up teachers to deliver engaging programmes of study. To achieve this, teachers need access to high quality and current literature and information resources." APPG (2014) The Beating Heart of the School.pdf
The benefits to subscribing schools include:
Schools can choose to purchase additional box loans at a fixed cost, or request more advisory visits charged at a daily or hourly rate.
The professional service offered by the Schools Library Service includes curriculum research, sourcing new materials to meet changing needs, together with the efficient investment of pooled resources to provide the best of what is currently available at the lowest price.
The Schools Library Service provides professional support for all East Riding Schools through input at Continuing Professional Development and School Improvement Service courses, involvement in National reading initiatives and community cohesion.
"…the most valued function of Schools Library Service is its advisory role and its access to wider stock than for individual libraries."
School Libraries: A plan for improvement.pdf
The resources offered by the Schools Library Service are specifically chosen to support curriculum development. Public libraries tend to cater for the individual. Only the Schools Library Service carries sufficient stock for every teacher to order the books needed for a whole class each term.
The Schools Library Service provides fiction and non fiction books for loan to schools, and a range of advisory services to support library development within the school. It operates within Library and Information Services based at the Council Offices, Skirlaugh.
The Schools Library Service can provide bespoke professional support for all East Riding Schools. Please contact the Service Lead to discuss arrangements and charges.
Yes, but due to the different legal status of academies and free schools, the contractual relationships will be different.
Most of our subscribers join at the start of a three year Service Level Agreement, but if you decide to join at a later date, simply contact the Schools Library Service Manager to make arrangements. If your school achieves academy status within the existing Service Level Agreement time frame, contact us to discuss arrangements.
To find out more or get a quote from the Schools Library Service please contact:
Kevin Cooper Librarian Council Offices Main Road Skirlaugh HU11 5HN
Tel: (01482) 392726
Use the Contact us box on the right hand side of this page.