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Gervase Phinn will be guest speaker at the book awards ceremony

This year's TESNational Association for Special Educational Needs book awards have attracted record entries. Geraldine Brennan reports

Gervase Phinn will be guest speaker at the book awards ceremony at the NASENTES Special Needs Exhibition on October 30. The exhibition and seminar programme run until November 1 at the Building Design Centre, London. Register online at www.specialneedsexhibition.co.uk. Tel: 0845 450032 to check seminar availability.

THE JUDGES

Books for Learning and Teaching Award

* Chair: Philip Garner, professor of special educational needs, Nottingham Trent University

* Shirin Denny, head of student support, St Francis Xavier sixth form college, Wandsworth

* Katy Kerslake, head of special educational needs, Driffield High School, East Yorkshire

* Ruth Myers, secondary English teacher

* Deirdre Torrance, 3-14 curriculum adviser, City of Edinburgh

* Claire Waldrom, teacher in inclusive education service, City of Nottingham

Children's Book Award

* Chair: Philippa Russell, director of the Council for Disabled Children

* Aimee Carter, Year 8 pupil, Polesworth high school, Warwickshire

* Eve Denney, Year 4 pupil, Our Lady Queen of Heaven RC primary school, Wandsworth

* Nicola Grove, senior lecturer, Department of Language and Communication Science, City University London

* Richard Rieser, director, Disability Equality in Education

* Kate Spohrer, SEN advisory teacher for behaviour, Sandwell inclusion support service (2002 BLT award winner)

* Michael Shelvin, senior lecturer in special education, Trinity College Dublin

* Bev Whitehead, student achievement co-ordinator, Ockendon Secondary School, Thurrock Academic Book Award

* Chair: Gary Thomas, professor in education, Oxford Brookes University

* Anne Marie McKigney, consultant child psychologist, Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust

* Hazel Lawson, senior lecturer in education, University of Plymouth

* Patricia Noonan Walsh, professor of disability studies, University College Dublin

* Sarah Worth, speech and language therapist

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