IN-SERVICE TRAINING COURSES:
The Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1, is running a short course on induction-tutor training for secondary schools (four days, pound;250, pound;75 per day). Day courses include: preparation for secondary deputy headship, reviewing the quality of teaching and learning in modern foreign languages within the OFSTED framework and beyond and meeting the needs of refugee children in schools. Day courses start at pound;60. Details: Graham Tarrant, 0171 612 658991.
PROMOTING INCLUSION AND RAISING STANDARDS?
Organised by the Royal National Institute for the Blind at Nettle Hill Training and Conference Centre, Ansty, Coventry. It will consider whether the Government's drive to push up school standards takes account of the individual needs of children with special educational needs. Speakers include Dr John Visser of the National Association for Special Educational Needs. Fee: pound;70 professionals; pound;210 parentsstudents. Details: 01203 369500.
BEGGARS, CHOOSERS AND
LOSERS: THE FUNDING OF STATE EDUCATION
Organised by the Campaign for State Education, speakers include Theresa May, shadow secretary of state for education. It will be held at the University of London Union, fee: pound;40, pound;5 members. Details: Margaret Tulloch, 0181 944 8206; e-mail: tulloch-casemcr1.poptel.org.uk