Helping pupils to go further
“Finding the right book for the right individual is my aim to develop pupils into enthusiastic and lifelong readers. Alongside creating critical independent learners who can successfully access the vast digital world open to them, we help pupils go further.”
Head of library services
joined Trent College: 2012
Head of Library Services Miss Scothern aims to inspire a love of reading in every pupil. Through a variety of creative approaches, she champions reading across the year groups and co-ordinates an exciting programme of events as well as local and national initiatives.
Miss Scothern is a qualified Librarian with a Master’s Degree in Librarianship and nearly two decades of library experience. She has worked in public, academic and school libraries with people of all ages.
In her role, Miss Scothern ensures the continuity and progression of library services across the school and manages library staff at Trent College and The Elms. She is also responsible for promoting the Devonshire Library as a thriving hub for work and reading at the heart of the school community.
In addition to supporting the development of information literacy skills and digital skills in pupils, Miss Scothern regularly collaborates with staff to enhance the delivery of the school curriculum by supporting aspects of teaching and learning.
Among Miss Scothern’s proudest moments of her time at Trent are the two Read to Succeed Weeks she has organised, which involved a range of writers, poets and speakers visiting the school to talk to and work with pupils. She was also instrumental in the planning behind Clare Balding’s visit to Trent, which saw more than 500 children visit the school.
Miss Scothern is an avid reader who enjoys a range of genres from young adult to non-fiction. Her diverse knowledge of books led to her being asked to host the Excelsior Award ceremony, the only national award for graphic novels and manga.