JUNE 6-7 THE GOLD STANDARD POST-DEARING
Organised by Network Training at Swallow Hotel, Peterborough, for A-level heads of department. Speakers include: Professor Alan Smithers, director, education and employment research centre, Brunel University, and Paul Coates, who was seconded from the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority to the Dearing review. Fee: Pounds 295 plus VAT. Details: Norman Dickie, 01823 353354.
LEADING THE WORLD IN CLEANING QUALIFICATIONS
Organised by the British Institute of Cleaning Science at International Convention Centre, Birmingham, to examine cleaning education. Speakers include: John Nicholls, National Council for Vocational Qualifications; Dr Nick Carey, director general, City and Guilds, and Tim Edmonds, Department for Education and Employment. Fee: Pounds 75, Pounds 60 members. Details: 01604 230075.
MANAGING BETTER SCHOOLS
Organised by the Midlands British Educational, Management and Administration Society at Braunstone Crescent Primary School, Leicester. Speaker: Margaret Maden, professor of education, Keele University and BEMAS president. Fee: Pounds 15, Pounds 10 members. Details: Nick Shaw, 0116 270 4922.