JULY 9 PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: ITS PLACE WITHIN A REVISED SCHOOL CURRICULUM Organised by Centre for Cross Curricular Initiatives for senior managers in primary and secondary schools at Goldsmiths College, London SE14. Speakers include: Dr Nicholas Tate, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. Fee: pound;65. Details: Sally Inman, 0171 919 7347.
JULY 10 TARGETING IMPROVEMENT Organised for education professionals by the North West Education Consortium and North West Post-16 Network at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton. Speakers include: Professor David Reynolds, Newcastle University and chair, National Numeracy Taskforce; Sue Mulvany, senior primary adviser, Birmingham; and Jim Donaldson, chief inspector, Further Education Funding Council. Fee: pound;120, pound;80 members (plus VAT). Overnight accommodation available. Details: 0161 247 1986.
JULY 13 WORKING TOGETHER: INDEPENDENTSTATE SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS Free conference hosted by James Allen's Girls' School, Dulwich, London SE22, 10.30am. The focus is on Southwark, but observers from other areas welcome. Details: Eve Tilt, 0181 693 1181.
JULY 16 CHILDREN OF PROBLEM DRINKING PARENTS Organised for interested professionals by charities including Alcohol Concern and ChildLine at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London SW1. Speakers include: Tessa Jowell MP, minister for public health. It will be chaired by Nick Ross, broadcaster. Fee: pound;110. Details: Karen Polycarpides, 0171 928 7377.