Training: Study support



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"It helped a lot. Knowing more about what children need and what parents are likely to ask about and how to support them at the library, it's been very useful indeed. Thank you."Public Library Staff.

Staff were very receptive and enthusiastic and came away with a better understanding and with ideas to help them do this area of work. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, even in cases where some individuals started with some cynicism. They were won over by your style, approach and message that learning support is key to what libraries do. As ever, you accentuated the positive and caused some opening of minds. I anticipate the staff being more sympathetic, competent and confident in giving support to children using our service. Many thanks.
Geoff James, Manager, Library Services to Children & Young People, Islington Libraries.

Jerry is great to work with, he is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer. He is flexible and can tailor training to suit the particular needs of his clients. I would recommend him highly.
Nicci Shepherd, Senior Young Persons Development Librarian, Reading Borough Council.

Jerry is a practitioner, trainer and consultant for libraries, schools, museums, archives and galleries. He is well respected and always delivers value for money and consistent training related to the requested subject. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jerry, and am happy to be contacted if prospective clients would like more information.
Lynne Hackett, Discover Learning Manager, Calderdale MBC.

Supporting the development of inspiring, effective study support. Very practical sessions where we examine not just the reasons for such provision, but what this might look like, and how it might be achieved.

This area of training can be combined with other areas and can be delivered as a joint package - for example, libraries with schools, museums, archives, youth services, with a focus on partnership in action.

As with all of Jerry's training, sessions can be tailored to specific local needs. Jerry is also happy to create new courses. Training is adaptable to Library, School, Archive, Theatre, Arts, Museum, Heritage, Sports and Leisure settings.

Training options include:

  • Include, engage, inspire: an introduction to working with Special Educational Needs Students
  • Planning, running and evaluating public library-based study support
  • Planning, running and evaluating out-of-hours school library study support
  • Supporting learning: planning, running and evaluating public library-based homework support
  • Thinking and Learning: study skills and student support in the Secondary [or Primary] School Library

Photograph of Jerry Hurst training sessionPhotograph. ReadingPhotograph of Jerry Hurst training session

Areas commonly explored across these training options:

  • Study support in a library context
  • Learning outcomes for young people, libraries and schools
  • Planning and working in partnership
  • The National Curriculum
  • The role of ICT
  • Young people as individuals
  • Staff skills
  • Possible models / policy issues
  • Safety and child protection issues
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Links to other areas of library provision
  • Funding options
  • Action planning

If you need further information, or would like to discuss your training or consultancy requirements, please e mail or phone 07950 408347.

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