Exploring Equality and Diversity

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Which department is often responsible for the library's role in supporting reading?

English department

What is the primary role of the school library and librarian?

To support teaching and learning

Why must libraries respond to changes in their environment?

To meet legal requirements

According to the text, what should a library policy include?

All of the above

Who should be included in the development of the library policy?

All stakeholders

Where should detailed procedures and rules be included?

In the library handbook

Which of the following is a key purpose of having a mission statement for a school library?

To guide and motivate library staff

What is the typical duration of a Library Operation Plan (LOP)?

One or two years

What does an LOP help determine?

Library priorities

Why is support from senior management essential when developing an LOP?

To ensure the library's objectives align with the school's objectives

Which group within the school is responsible for making decisions about the school's budget and priorities?

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 engage with parents and carers to promote the school library?

All of the above

What are some examples of other documents and legal requirements that impact the library?

The Equality Act 2010

Which UK law protects against discrimination or unfair treatment based on sex, race, disability, religion or belief, or sexual orientation in schools?

The Equality Act 2010

Under the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018, what type of information has stronger protection?

Sensitive information such as ethnic background and religious beliefs

What does the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deal with?

The collection and handling of personal data

What should happen to data relating to a student once they have left the school?

It should be deleted from the library management system

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

Information on students from minority ethnic backgrounds

What can a needs audit help with in selecting library resources?

Selecting resources that reflect students' lives and backgrounds

What is the role of the library in relation to reading?

Supporting learning to read

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

Information on students' interests and reading preferences

Which document outlines the values and objectives of a school?

Mission statement

What is the purpose of an SDP or SIP?

To determine actions needed to improve the school's goals

When is an SDP usually revisited and reassessed?

In the summer, after exam results are published

What are the characteristics of SMART targets?

Specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely

Which department is often responsible for the library's role in supporting teaching and learning?

English department

What is the primary focus of the library in some schools?

Supporting reading

What is the main reason for libraries to respond to changes in their environment?

To remain relevant

According to the text, where should detailed procedures and rules be included?

In the library handbook

What should a library policy include, according to the text?

Classification and labelling of resources

Who should be included in the development of the library policy, according to the text?

All of the above

Which of the following is a key component of a Library Operation Plan (LOP)?

Budget requirements

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

To determine the library's ethos

What can a needs audit of the school community be used for?

Planning the purchase of resources

What should be done before writing a Library Operation Plan (LOP)?

Discuss with line manager and relevant staff

Which group within the school is responsible for making decisions about the school's budget and priorities?

Senior management and governors

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

Library resources and services

Why is support from senior management essential when developing a Library Operation Plan (LOP)?

To align library goals with school priorities

What are some examples of other documents and legal requirements that impact the library?

Equality Act 2010 and inspection report

Which of the following is a key responsibility of school librarians?

Supporting initiatives to improve literacy levels

What is the purpose of a School Development Plan (SDP)?

To raise standards and improve the school's goals

What should a Library Development Plan (LDP) be based on?

The demographics and needs of the school community

What are the key characteristics of SMART targets?

Specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely

Which UK law protects sensitive information such as ethnic background, religious beliefs, and biometrics?

The Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018

What is the purpose of a school library policy?

All of the above

Which document deals with the collection and handling of data, including how to respond to security breaches?

The UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

What is the role of the librarian in relation to reading?

To encourage reading

According to the text, what information can the pastoral team provide about students?

Information on students' family issues and bereavement

According to the text, what information can the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) provide about students?

Information on students' neurodiversity

According to the text, what information can be obtained through surveys and informal discussions with students?

Information on students' reading and interests

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

Information on students' cultural heritage

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