Sarah Pavey has worked in education for over 20 years in a variety of schools chiefly as a teacher librarian. She is passionate about information, digital and media literacy and as an independent consultant and trainer delivers training courses internationally for teachers and school librarians on these topics. She has spoken at prestigious conferences such as The World Education Summit 2021 (based on John Hattie’s Visible Learning philosophy). She regularly blogs for a variety of organisations and has written book chapters on the need for these competencies. She has conducted extensive analysis of the National Curriculum for England and the main examination board syllabi identifying content that develops these skills. Sarah believes we need to teach students not only about aspects of keeping safe online but also the impact information, digital and media literacy has on our participation in society as global citizens.
Her background is in biochemistry and information science and so she has grown up watching the world of computers develop into the vast information repository we have today. Sarah has always been interested in information architecture and is the schools’ representative on the National Committee of the Information Literacy Group of CILIP.
Sarah is a founder member of a group calling for change to be made to the National Curriculum in England and also is a member of the newly formed Media and Information Literacy Alliance (MILA).