Inside Sparks

The development of independent learners starts with inside sparks – igniting classroom curiosity, supporting literacy skills, creating a reading culture and fuelling digital fluency.

Run by experienced qualified librarians, our mission is to be a catalyst for learning by providing teachers and schools with the ideas, research and resources they need to deliver positive outcomes for pupils.

We do this by offering:

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Connecting the dots between content and the curriculum. Our Inside Edition series of articles helps spread our advice wider across the UK education sector.

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Turn classes into masterclasses with free Inside Track membership. Create your member profile and gain premium access to our latest series of guest speaker webinars.

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Curious? Want to know more about how we put our insight and vast resources at your disposal? Get in touch and we’ll explain what’s on offer in your local area.

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SLS UK is a collective of Schools Library Services covering the length and breadth of the UK. Through our subscriptions, consultancy and library services we work with schools to help them develop hubs for learning, exploration and self development.

We believe a library is the beating heart of a school and the librarian its lifeblood.



We create learning resources, environments and events that spark interest.



Classroom themes and topics, supported by cost-effective borrowing and access to a huge array of resources, including artefacts, posters, costumes and classroom guides. All curated by SLS UK librarians to help teachers to connect content with the curriculum in an innovative and up-to-date manner.

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Our consultancy services cover a broad range of activities that draw on the specialist expertise at SLS UK. We help schools outside of the physical library environment, working directly with teaching staff to enhance classroom and extra-curricular initiatives.

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Advising on everything from shelving and furnishing to stock and staff, we revitalise and reinvigorate old tired library areas, turning them into colourful, vibrant, warm and exciting spaces packed with the latest literature and boasting connected devices for internet research.

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