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OCTOBER 7. BUILDING FOR SUCCESS: CREATING THE CONDITIONS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

Organised by Primary School Improvement Network at Bretton Hall, West Bretton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Speakers include: Professor Tim Brighouse, chief education officer, Birmingham, who will outline his council's approach to PSI. Fee: Pounds 45, Pounds 35 network members. Details: Helen Clark, 01924 832024.

OCTOBER 10-11. LEARNING TO TEACH IN THE SCHOOLS OF THE FUTURE

Organised by Understanding British Industry at Beaumont Conference Centre, Old Windsor, Berkshire, to examine the involvement of business and the community in the development of teacher competences in the light of rapid social, technological and economic change. Speakers include: Anthea Millett, Teacher Training Agency, and Professor Andy Hargreaves, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Fee: Pounds 195, Pounds 85 one day. Details: Peter Stagg, 0113 2424850.

OCTOBER 11. MANAGING DRUG INCIDENTS IN SCHOOLS

Organised by Release at the London Voluntary Sector Resource Centre for education and health professionals. Speakers include: John Balding, director, Schools' Health Education Unit, Exeter University; Inspector Paul Wotton, Metropolitan Police and Ian Clements, Early Break Drugs Project, on developing a whole-school drugs policy. Fee: Pounds 65. Details: Sally Taylorson, 0171 729 5255.

OCTOBER 14. WORKING TOGETHER

Organised by British Association for Early Childhood Education at the Isaac Newton Professional Development Centre, Lancaster Road, London W11. Conference will be followed by AGM. Topics will include the Boots company and the BAECE Under Fives Project. Fee: Pounds 25, Pounds 20 members (morning only); Pounds 5 extra for the whole day. Details: 0171 739 7594.

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