MARCH 14 EDUCATION, EDUCATION AND EDUCATION. Organised by North-West Primary Heads' Forum at Haydock Thistle Hotel, St Helens, Merseyside. Speakers from the Conservative, Labour and Liberal-Democrat parties will outline their education manifestos and answer questions from primary heads, directors of education, chairs of education and school governors. Fee: Pounds 35. Details: John Hyde, 0161 338 4262.
MARCH 24-27 INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS ANNUAL CONGRESS: LEEDS UNIVERSITY
Incorporates Physics World exhibition, March 25-27. Topics will include: girls into physics; and a three-day conference to discuss the report Effective Teaching and Learning for the Future: Physics in Schools and Colleges. Details: Catherine Ashworth (conferences and lectures), 0171 470 4800 ext. 4836; Graham Balfour (exhibition), ext. 4830; Ann Conway (public lectures), ext. 4816 or website: http:www.iop.orgIOPCongress APRIL 4-6 ACHIEVING QUALITY IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Organised by the Physical Education Association at College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth. Speakers include: David Jamieson MP on achieving quality partnerships, and Simon Jenkin, chief education officer, Devon, on quality education in the new millennium. Plus seminars on good practice in gymnastics, cricket, hockey and netball, and practicals on swimming, special needs, dance and TAG rugby. Fee: Pounds 185, Pounds 175 members (one-night package and day rates available, plus student rates). Details: Linzi Tynan, 01752 761176 or Pet Goff, 01732 875888.
APRIL 4-6 UNITED NOTIONS, THEORY INTO PRACTICE
Organised by Midlands branch of the Association of Workers for Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties at Newman College, Birmingham. Speakers include: Professor Harry Daniels, Birmingham University, Gerda Hanko, well-known SEN consultant, and Ted Cole, Birmingham University. Topics include: working with anger and trauma and measuring success. Residential fee: Pounds 195, Pounds 170 members. Details: Wendy Evans, 0121 628 9009 ext. 146.
ATTENTION DEFICITHYPERACTIVITY DISORDER '97
Organised by International Psychology Services for health and education professionals at Christ Church, Oxford University. Twenty-five American and European experts in the field will contribute including Professor Eric Taylor, Dr Sam Goldstein, Dr Michael Goldstein and Dr Thomas Brown. Topics include: multi-agency treatment options including medication, diet, teaching strategies, and counselling; and clarification of the relationship between ADHD and other special needs. Fee: Pounds 440.63 (day rates available from Pounds 141). Details: Tricia Roussel, 01273 832181; web site: http:www.psychinfo.org