Librarian

London Academy of Excellence Tottenham (LAET)Tottenham

Our Librarian will be responsible for developing and delivering an outstanding library provision within our award-winning Sixth Form school. In addition, you will also develop and lead an engaging research skills curriculum for all students across the school.

Key responsibilities of the post

● To establish and maintain an outstanding library which is central to the academic provision of LAE Tottenham.

● To co-ordinate the Extended Project Qualification and build a whole school reading culture (academic and reading for pleasure).

● To act as a key member of the year 13 team, supporting students with university applications and offering pastoral support. 

Specific tasks to achieve the above

Library management

● Developing and managing the learning resources in the Library in the context of an exciting expansion of LAET library services.

● Ensuring that successful study happens in the Library and other study areas.

● Ensuring that the Library is central to learning at LAE Tottenham. 

● Working with all stakeholders to promote and develop the Library and its resources.

● Act as a curriculum resource adviser and provide academic support to teachers.

● Use selection tools/ review journals to keep informed about current literature for pupils.

● Organise efficient procedures and systems for delivery of library services including in a remote learning environment.

● Select and continually review resources to support the information needs of the school, particularly in relation to university admission and careers.

● Employ strategies to maximise access to print and electronic resources/information services.

● Ensure that the Library is multifunctional and a focal point for student learning.

● Manage library budgets and build library stock in conjunction with lead teachers. 

● Coordinate displays, special events and activities to support learning and academic literacy.

● Develop and document library policies, goals and objectives and evaluate them on an on- going basis according to changing school needs.

● Work closely with the IT team to ensure high standards of equipment and delivery of ICT as a tool for teaching and learning in the Library.

Research skills/ reading culture

● Co-ordinate and oversee delivery of the EPQ in partnership with the Assistant Head (Academic) and all subject teachers.

● Teach library / research skills classes as required: specifically, to Sixth Formers undertaking the Extended Project Qualification.

● Deliver training to EPQ supervisors and undertake moderation to ensure consistency of standards.

● Prompting subject teachers to develop research-based learning tasks.

● Supporting individual students in their research.

● Identifying exemplary activity in this area (for example, in partner schools and universities) and bringing best practice to LAE Tottenham.

● Support students in the use of a range of resources and technologies including use of the Internet.

● Promoting a love of reading and research, by leading initiatives on reading and research which invite increasing use of the Library.

Year 13 support

● Offer guidance to pupils with their UCAS applications, including personal statement drafts.

● Support the Year 13 team with processing UCAS applications. 

● Celebrate the progress of student UCAS applications in clear communications.

● Act as a core member of the year 13 pastoral team to support the progress and wellbeing of our students.

The London Academy of Excellence Tottenham is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to this post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are committed to equality and proactively seek to recruit a diverse staff body.

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