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ICT ADVICE CONFERENCES The British Educational and Communications Technology Agency's ICT Advice department runs conferences and online training events in partnership with the subject associations. Coming up is a conference co-organised by the Royal Geographical Society at 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7, November 20, and a Damp;T conference in Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, November 21, co-organised by the Design and Technology Association. Online training events on geography, art and design, English and science are scheduled for January, February and March. Registration:


ENGLISH AND SCIENCE Courses being run by training provider Stands for Education include: "Teaching the combined language and literature courses at ASA2 effectively", London, November 4 and December 12; Nottingham, November 24; Manchester, December 1. "Improving candidates' performance and grades in GCSE English", London, November 5 and December 10; Sheffield, November 21; Birmingham, December 2. "Teaching Shakespeare through moving image and moving image through Shakespeare at KS3-4", London, November 11 and December 8; Manchester, November 25; Sheffield, December 1. "Teaching English imaginatively while preparing pupils for the KS3 tests", London, November 10 and 28; Manchester, December 12; Birmingham, December 15.

"Leading and managing the science department effectively", London, November 12 and 20; Birmingham, November 13; and Manchester, November 19. "Raising attainment in KS3 science by developing thinking through literacy and numeracy", London, December 3 and 11; Birmingham, December 4; Leeds, December 10. Fee per course: pound;225 plus VAT. SfE Ltd, 1 Portland Square, Bristol BS2 8RR Tel: 0117 983 8800 Email: NOVEMBER 7-16


As part of Chemistry Week, the Royal Society of Chemistry is inviting primary pupils to design a sticker illustrating an aspect of what they have learned about materials and their properties. The winning designs will be printed and used by the RSC. The competition runs from November 3-21. An entry form can be found at www.chemsoc.orgsticker For new and free primary curriculum support material visit www.chemsoc.orglearnnet

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