OCTOBER 12. RAISING ACHIEVEMENT IN THE INNER CITY
Organised by teachers and pupils at Haggerston School, Hackney, London E2. While a group of pupils and their science teacher are on the roof plotting the partial eclipse of the sun, headteacher Pat Collarbone will discuss this year's theme, "Towards 2000 - listening and learning together", with Sue Slipman, director of the London Training and Enterprise Councils, Professor Michael Barber, London Institute of Education, Tamsyn Imison, head of Hampstead School, and others. Fee: Pounds 85. Details: Sue Warrington, 0171 739 7324.
OCTOBER 12 MONITORING IMPROVEMENT: PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOL
OCTOBER 19 BETTER PRIMARY SCIENCE
Organised by and held at Bretton Hall (Leeds University), Wakefield. Key speakers at the second will be Brenda Keough and Stuart Naylor, Manchester Metropolitan University, and there will be a choice of workshops. Fees range from Pounds 5 students to Pounds 30 Improvement Network schools, Pounds 40 non-members. Details: Rachael Ward, 01924 832024.
OCTOBER 19 THE EUROPEAN DIMENSION IN EDUCATION
Organised by Sheffield Association of Women Graduates in the Senior Common Room, University House, Sheffield University. Speakers include: David Jesson, visiting professor of economics, York University, and Judith Marquand, professor and director of the centre for training policy and research, Sheffield University. Fee: Pounds 20. Details: Dr Audrey Ward, 0114 230 3423.
OCTOBER 30 HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM
Organised by the lecturers' union NATFHE at Britannia Street, London WC1, to draw up the union's response to Sir Ron Dearing's inquiry into the future of higher education. Speakers include Sir William Stubbs, rector of the London Institute. No fee. Details: Audrey Sparkhall, 0171 837 3636 ext 3242.
NOVEMBER 1 GNVQ STRUCTURE AND RESOURCES: ART AND DESIGN AND LEISURE AND TOURISM
Organised by and held at Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7. It will include presentations by principal advisers from the National Council for Vocational Qualifications and will show teachers how to use the VA. Fee: Pounds 65. Details: 0171 938 8407.