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JUNE 26 A RIGHT TO BE HEARD

Organised by Royal National Institute for the Blind at Worcester County Hall for teachers of children with special educational needs, parents, educational psychologists and pupils themselves. Topics include involving pupils in the implementation of their individual educational plans. Fee: Pounds 60 professionals, Pounds 15 parents. Details: RNIB Education Centre Midlands, 01905 357635.

JUNE 27 MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Organised by Bilingualism and Languages Network at London University (venue to be confirmed) for heads of department and middle management. Key speaker: Anthea Millett, chief executive, Teacher Training Agency. Fee: Pounds 75. Details: Course administrator, 0181 883 0237.

JULY 2 EXCLUSIVELY INCLUSIVE?

Organised by AFASIC (overcoming speech impairments) at the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1. Speakers include: Mel Ainscow, Manchester University; Sally Newman, a speech and language therapist and teacher, on classroom approaches; and Chris Dyer from Newham, which operates a totally inclusive policy. Fee: Pounds 75, Pounds 58 professional member, Pounds 25 parent member. Details: Carol Lingwood, 01273 381009.

JULY 3 FOOD FOR HEALTH AND PROFIT

Organised by School Nutrition Action Groups (SNAGs) at National Motorcycle Suite, Bickenhill, West Midlands. Education workers, governors, parents and children welcome. Chaired by Professor Philip James, Rowett Research Institute, it will explore how, through partnership, a quality food service can be developed in schools where children's health and caterers' commercial success are compatible objectives. Details: Jeanie Roberton 01989 770701.

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