MARCH 7. IDENTIFICATION OF SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTIES. Organised by and held at West Hertfordshire College, Watford. Speakers include: Violet Brand MBE on dyslexia, Anne Henderson, Bangor University, on dyslexia and mathematics, and Sue Marshall, head paediatric occupational therapist for South West Hertfordshire, on dyspraxia. Fee: Pounds 75, Pounds 65 each if booking two places. Details: Sadhna Baguant, 01923 257509.
MARCH 9 IDENTIFYING SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Organised by the Primary School Improvement Network at University College, Bretton Hall, Leeds University. Key speaker: John Atkinson, senior education lecturer, Bretton Hall. There will be two practical workshops dealing with literacy and numeracy. Fee: Pounds 25, Pounds 20 Network members. Details: Helen Clark, 01924 832024.
FOCUS ON MATHS
Free conference organised by Maths 100 at Langley School, Olton, Solihull. Speakers include: Professor Kath Hart, director, Shell Centre for Mathematics, Professor Fred Piper, Royal Holloway College, London University, and Professor David Burghes, Exeter University. A wide range of workshops will be on offer. Details: Pauline Warren, 01491 411686.
REPRESENTING AND COMMUNICATING THE PAST: CROSS CURRICULAR APPROACHES TO PRIMARY HISTORY
Organised by the Historical Association at University of West England, Bristol. Key speaker: Kevin Jane, general adviser for history, Avon. Workshops include: using archival films; history and circle timegeographyart and historymusicplayinformation technologyphotography; and pupils and teachers as historical researchers. Fee: Pounds 45, Pounds 30 members. Details: 0171 735 4326.
CHESHIRE READING RECOVERY
Organised by Cheshire education services for education officers, advisers, heads and governors at Tatton Park, Knutsford. Speakers: Dame Professor Marie Clay and Maggie Hollingsworth HM inspector. It will examine the success of Reading Recovery in Cheshire's schools, and ways of building on experiences and partnerships across the county. Fee: Pounds 75. Details: Ruth Robson, 01606 557328.
RAISING READING STANDARDS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Organised by Harwich Reading Initiative at Wansfell College, Theydon Bois, Epping, Essex, for senior managers and heads of learning support. Speakers include: Wendy Cooling, broadcaster and reviewer, and Simon Ross-Pearce, reading initiative co-ordinator, Harwich School. Fee: Pounds 85. Details: Simon Ross-Pearce, 01255 506272.