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.
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WHO WE ARE
SLS UK is a collective of Schools Library Services covering the length and breadth of the UK. Through our subscriptions, consultancy and librarians 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.
WHAT WE DO
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.
Our consultancy services cover a broad range of activities that draw on the specialist expertise found at SLS UK. We help schools to develop and implement complete libraries from the ground up, revitalise and reinvigorate old tired library spaces, advise on ways to gain the critical funding and create captivating events, to name a few.
You’ll love our librarians. Whether you need help running your school’s complete library offer, want to provide training to existing staff or support the needs of a new initiative, putting the expertise of an SLS UK professional into the heart of your library provision will have a positive impact on teaching and learning.
Listen. Nurture. Enthuse. Question. Debate.
All over the world, people are working to protect our planet in new and exciting ways. Spark classroom curiosity about the 4,500 Fairtrade mark products being sold in the UK. Inspired by the ‘Fair Trade’ text by Jillian Powell, the...00
Feelings of loneliness are normal, and many children suffer from some form of isolation writes Wanda Gajewski from SLS Wandsworth. Give your children a reassurance that at certain times in our lives we will all experience feelings of...00
Children from ethnic minorities in our schools are in danger of going through school life never being able to identify with characters in the literature they read. Reading ideas by Gillian Harris about books to use in classroom story...00