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School libraries - the beating heart of the school

Added 21 Feb 2018 | Updated 22 Oct 18


School libraries have the potential to have an important impact on many areas of pupil development including pupil skills, motivation and enjoyment, not only in reading, but in a wider learning context.

Explore the recent research around this impact and what constitutes a good school library with resources to support reflection and evaluation of your own school library provision.

  • As a whole staff, take the libraries research quiz to encourage exploration and deeper discussion about recent research in this area and how it might apply to your setting.
  • Alongside the quiz, a research poster captures the essential research elements for whole school display and dissemination.
  • And finally, use our practical pupil survey to explore your own pupils’ views and ideas about their school library provision and use.

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