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NOVEMBER 6 A FLUENT HAND FOR ALL CHILDREN Organised by Handwriting Interest Group at Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1.

It aims to provide illustrations of good practice within schools, help teachers meet the needs of individual children through differentiation, and provide ideas for developing individual programmes for children with special needs.

Fee: Pounds 35. Details: Institute of Education Inset office, 0171 580 1122.

NOVEMBER 11 VALUING CHILDREN AS INDIVIDUALS Training course organised by National Association of NNEB Tutors at the Open University Conference Centre, King's Cross, London WC1.

Key speaker: Dr Richard Woolfson, senior educational psychologist. Fee: Pounds 32, Pounds 22 members. Details: Margaret Anderton, 01636 611050.

NOVEMBER 17 AND DECEMBER 1 MANAGING DIFFICULT YOUNG CHILDREN FAILURE TO THRIVE IN YOUNG CHILDREN Organised by and held at De Montfort University City Campus, Leicester. The first will be led by Dr Carol Sutton, principal lecturer in psychology at the university.

Fee: Pounds 88.12.

The second will be led by Di Hampton, Children's Society's infant support project, Wiltshire. Fee: Pounds 105.75. Details: Sue Colledge, 0116 2577354.

NOVEMBER 18,20 AND 23 JAPAN IN THE CURRICULUM SIXTH FORM JAPAN DAY JAPAN IN YOUR CLASSROOM Event one is an Inset day for GCSEA-level and primarylower secondary teachers at University of Northumbria, Newcastle Coach Lane Campus. Event two will be held for sixth formers at the Mermaid Theatre, Blackfriars, London EC4. The final event is an Inset day for key stage 12 teachers at Brent Centre for Staff Development. All are free. Reservations: Japan Festival Education Trust, 0171 580 8151.

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