Conferences;Noticeboard

16th April 1999 at 01:00
APRIL 27.

VERY ABLE PUPILS: MEETING.

THE CHALLENGES.

Organised by Network Training at Forte Posthouse, Birmingham, for secondary staff responsible for pastoral development. Speakers include: Tony Hubbard, HMI, Office for Standards in Education, and Peter Carey, director, National Association for Gifted Children. Fee: pound;185 plus VAT. Details: 01823 353354.

APRIL 28-29.

1999 AND BEYOND: IMPLEMENTING NEW LEGISLATION AND GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES.

Organised by Stands for Education in the West Midlands to examine implications for secondary education in the light of the recent Green Paper and the New Education Act. Fee: pound;345 plus VAT. Details: Simon Blacksell, 0117 983 8800.

MAY 6.

HOMEWORK IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOL.

Organised for primary teachers by the Institute of Education at 20 Bedford Way, London WC1. Policy and practice will be developed in workshops led by representatives from schools which exemplify good practice. Conference advisers are Drs Sue Hallam and Richard Cowan, authors of What do we know about homework? Fee: pound;70. Details: Paula Larkins, 0171 612 6403; e-mail: p.larkins@ioe.ac.uk MAY 8.

CRYING FOR HELP: THE NO-BLAME APPROACH TO BULLYING.

Organised by Forum for the Advancement of Educational Therapy and Therapeutic Teaching at St Alban's Centre, Baldwin's Gardens, London EC1, 10am-1pm.

Presented by Barbara Maines, support teacher for young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties in Bristol, and George Robinson, co-ordinator of the Community Action Centre responsible for widening access to higher education. Admission: pound;10, pound;5 members on the door. FAETT enquiries, 0181 998 4224 (evenings).

MAY 8.

2000 AD? WHOSE MILLENNIUM?.

Organised by National Anti-racist Movement in Education at the Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1, 10am-4pm. Speakers include Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, research fellow, Institute of Public Policy Research, writer and broadcaster.

Workshops on how schools and others can make the Millennium a time for anti racist celebration. Fee: pound;40, pound;15 unwaged. Details: 0121 444 2454 or 0181 558 3951.

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