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Buckinghamshire County Library has produced a booklet, price Pounds 2. 50 plus postage, which lists subjects alphabetically and alongside their class numbers to enable schools to make more effective use of school libraries and information centres. Details: 0296 398978.

SPELLING HELPLINE - A GUIDE FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS, ADULTS AND CHILDREN WITH SPELLING DIFFICULTIES The updated edition of Dr Jean Alston's handbook has a new section on developing spelling through meaning, tracing the roots of words, and adding prefixes and suffixes to determine or change a word ending. It costs Pounds 2.99 plus postage from: Dextral Books, PO Box 52, South DO, Manchester M20 2PJ, 061 445 0159.

CODE OF PRACTICE:SEN An aide-memoire that provides special educational needs coordinators, heads and governors with access to the code regarding school-based policy and practice. It costs Pounds 1.10 from: Pete Daniels, Crookthorn Community School, Stakes Hill Road, Purbrook, Hampshire PO7 5UD, 0705 251120 (please make cheques payable to the school).

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT APPROACHES TO VOCATIONAL TRAINING FOR THE LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED Report of a project which explored the approaches of five partner countries, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal and the UK, and established an Initiative Centre in each country to collect information. It costs Pounds 4.50 from the Community Education Development Centre, Lyng Hall, Blackberry Lane, Coventry CV2 3JS. Details: Chris Jones, 0203 638660.

CHOICES AT 16 - 1994-95 Cheshire County Council sends this booklet to the home of all Year 11 pupils in Cheshire secondary schools, and reference copies are available in schools, colleges and public libraries. It contains an enquiry form for parents which will enable them to obtain further information about modern apprenticeships and training opportunities.There is a nominal charge for postage. Details: 0244 376006602411.

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