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JANUARY 14-MARCH 5 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COURSES FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY TEACHERS.

The Advisory Unit of Computers in Education at 126 Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, is running a range of courses including: preparing for IT in an OFSTED inspection, January 22 (secondary) and February 26 (primary); PCs for the nervous, January 28; early years and IT, February 5; investigating secondary science, February 6, geography, February 27 and mathematics, March 5; and a primary IT co-ordinators training course, January 16, 30 and February 13. Fee: Pounds 90 per day. Details: Diana Freeman, 01707 266714.

JANUARY 20

EVALUATING EARLY YEARS PRACTICE WITH REFERENCE TO OFSTED INSPECTION FEBRUARY 4,11, MARCH 4,11

READING DEVELOPMENT AND EXTENSION AT KEY STAGE 2 Organised by and to be held at The Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1. The first is aimed at under-fives' teachers and nursery nurses, fee Pounds 30, and the second at those involved in teaching and organising reading from Years 3 to 6. Fee: Pounds 105. Details from: Deborah Harper, 0171 612 658991.

JANUARY 20-NOVEMBER 24

LITERACY DEVELOPMENT The Literacy Assessment and Research Centre, Institute of Education, 10 Woburn Square, London WC1, is running several practical, jargon-free courses including: "Reading: easy for some?", February 3-4, repeated October 7-8; "Spelling: easy for some?", March 10-11, repeated June 30-July 1 and October 14-15; bilingualism and its implications for reading, March 17, repeated May 12 and November 11; and memory, function and assessment, April 30, repeated September 30. Fee: Pounds 70 per day, Pounds 130 two days. Details: Dr Estelle Lewin, 0171 612 6416.

FEBRUARY 5 AND 12

SCHOOL FOOD INITIATIVES Organised by School Meals Campaign in London and Newcastle respectively to complement the launch of the School Food Action guide (price Pounds 14). Speakers include: Professor Tim Lang, SMC chair, Institute of Food Policy, Thames Valley University, and Imogen Sharp, SMC secretary and director, National Heart Forum. Teachers welcome. Fee: Pounds 25. Details: Samantha Church, 0171 383 7638.

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