Information on what the schools library service do, why schools need the service, professional support, what's on offer, the types of books that can be borrowed, satisfaction of existing customers and is there anything new in the pipeline.
The Schools' Library Service (also referred to as "the SLS") supports schools in delivering the National Curriculum, improving reading standards and developing a systematic approach to information literacy. It does this by providing the loan of high quality and well maintained books through a delivery system which is reliable and effective, plus advice and support around reading and management of the school library.
Through links with the School Improvement Service and Library and Information Services the SLS contributes to Continuing Professional Development and National book events for all schools.
The SLS forms part of the Library and Information Service based at the Council Offices in Skirlaugh.
One collection per teacher per term, delivered within five days at the start of term and collected just before the end of term.
One collection per teacher, selected by reading age for each class. The fiction collection remains in the school for two terms and is then exchanged for a new collection on a given date.
By agreement, either two non-fiction collections or two fiction collections per teacher per term.
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.
Always. In response to customer surveys, we are constantly striving to bring out additional resources.