Exploring Equality and Diversity

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Which department is often responsible for the library if its role is mainly supporting reading?

English department

What is the main purpose of the school library and librarian?

To support the mission and aims of the school

Why must libraries respond to changes in their environment?

To align with the government's educational initiatives

According to the text, who should be involved in the development of the library policy?

A library steering group or working party that can include students, other staff, governors, or parents

What should be included in a library handbook?

Detailed procedures and rules

What does the school library policy make reference to with regards to the purchasing of new resources?

The school's Equality and Diversity policy

Which of the following is an important step in planning library priorities and activities?

Discussing with senior management

What is the purpose of a mission statement for the library?

All of the above

How long do most LOPs (Library Operation Plans) cover?

One to two years

What is the role of a needs audit in library planning?

To identify the needs of the school community

According to the text, which of the following is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010?

Gender

According to the text, what is the purpose of the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018?

To control how personal information is used

According to the text, what does the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deal with?

All of the above

According to the text, what should happen to a student's data once they have left the school?

It should be deleted from the LMS

According to the text, what is the purpose of a mission statement in a school?

To define the school's educational goals and purpose

What is an SDP in a school?

A strategic document used for raising standards

When is an SDP usually revisited?

In the summer

What does a SMART target in an SDP mean?

A target that is specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely

Which group within the school is responsible for making decisions about the school and allocating budgets?

Senior management and governors

What type of information are parents and carers interested in regarding the school library?

Book lists to support their child's reading

How can the librarian identify the resource requirements of teaching staff?

By attending departmental meetings

What are some ways to engage with parents and carers regarding the school library?

Sending out regular library newsletters

According to the text, what information can the admissions officer provide about the school population?

All of the above

What information can the pastoral team provide about the students?

Information about students with family issues, bereavement, and questioning their gender identity

How can the library select resources that reflect the students' lives and backgrounds?

All of the above

What information can be obtained from surveys and informal discussions with the students?

All of the above

Test your knowledge on equality and diversity in schools and libraries with this quiz! Learn about the protected characteristics and understand the importance of inclusivity in educational settings.

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