Ofsted inspections of local authority services for supporting improvements in schools

(February 2013)

Key points

CILIP broadly agrees with the inspection proposals. Our response highlighted the impact and value of the schools library service and school libraries. We believe that throughout their education every child is entitled to:

  • Support from designated library staff with extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and experience to advise, encourage and inspire wider reading and reading for pleasure to ensure fair provision for all.
  • A skilled library practitioner with responsibility and time to help children and young people develop the skills needed to manage today’s information overload.