OCTOBER 3 SCHOOL EFFECTIVENESS AND TEACHER APPRAISAL Organised by University College of St Martin, Ambleside, at Molineux Centre, Wolverhampton. Speakers include: Andy Hargreaves, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and Tim Brighouse, chief education officer for Birmingham. Fee: Pounds 100. Details: Vanessa Champion, 015394 30250.
OCTOBER 4 SENCOs AND THE CODE:TWO YEARS ON Organised by the Special Needs Research Unit at Radcliffe House, Warwick University, for anyone involved in implementing the code of practice on identification and assessment of special educational needs. Speakers include: Dr Ann Lewis, SNRU, Warwick Institute of Education, on a National Union of Teachers' survey on the policy implications of mainstream schools, and Professor Klaus Wedell, London Institute of Education. Fee: Pounds 75, Pounds 50 special rate to partnership schools. Details: Sue Bawden, 01203 523220.
OCTOBER 17-19 TEACHERS, GOVERNORS AND PARENTS SHOW Three national conferences, over 100 educational seminars and an exhibition all on the theme "Classroom of the future" at the London Arena, Docklands. Participating organisations include the Department for Education and Employment, OFSTED, National Council for Educational Technology, and School Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Speakers include: Chris Woodhead, chief inspector of schools; Don Foster MP; Geoffrey Parker, Teacher Training Agency; John Sutton, Secondary Heads Association; Doug McAvoy, National Union of Teachers; Joan Sallis, Campaign for State Education and TES columnist; and Hadrian Southorn, National Association of Governors and Managers. Free admission. Details: Russell Exhibitions, 01392 410010.
OCTOBER 18 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: KEY STAGE 4 Organised by North West Post-16 Network at AEA Conference Centre, Warrington. Participants will select two out of six case studies on such topics as: education and industry working together; GNVQs at key stage 4 and post-16; using skillpower with underachieving students. Fee: Pounds 80-Pounds 120 plus VAT. Details: 01942 681443 501438.
OCTOBER 19 KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD FOR THE UNDER FIVES Organised by National Association of Nurseries in Colleges and Universities at Edinburgh University, to examine under fives' knowledge of science, technology and the environment. Speakers include: Lynda Mosley, Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds University, and Sue Ellis, Strathclyde University, and there will be workshops and a nursery visit. Fee: Pounds 45, Pounds 35 members. Details: Barbara Smith, 0115 981125.