MARCH 4. TEACHER RECOGNITION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Organised by Bilingualism, Languages and Education Network at 41 Tavistock Square, London WC1, for heads of department interested in professional development. Topics include: the DFEE Green Paper; middle management in schools; and subject specific workshops. Fee: pound;70. Details: 0181 883 0237.
MARCH 8 OSTEOPOROSIS
Organised by the Royal Society and the British Association Millennium Awards at Newstead Wood school for girls, Orpington, Kent, for health education professionals. Dr Caje Moniz, of King's College Hospital, London and Dr Pauline Pitt, of King's College School of Medicine, will lead workshops on how to prevent osteoporosis in the future. Free resources and materials for use in primary and secondary schools will be provided. Details: Dr S A Butler, 01689 853626.
MARCH 18 TOWARDS A NEW ART
Organised by the National Society for Education in Art and Design in association with the Tate Gallery and the Arts Council of England at the Tate Gallery, Millbank, London SW1, 10am-5pm. It will debate the new approaches to the art curriculum for the next decade. Fee: pound;25. Details: NSEAD, The Gatehouse, Corsham Court, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 0BZ, tel: 01249 714825.
MARCH 20 LITERACY:GIVE IT A SPORTING CHANCE
Organised by United Kingdom Reading Association at Edge Hill College, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, 9am-1.30pm. Sessions will include: supporting children with specific learning difficulties; teaching dyslexic pupils; and identifying children with visual stresscommunication problems. Fee:pound;8 (UKRA members), pound;12 (others), pound;5 (student). Details:Brenda Clarke,01704 893607.
MARCH 25 PRIMARY EDUCATION INTO THE NEW MILLENNIUM
Organised by NAPE (SE London) and the University of Greenwich at Avery Hill Campus, Bexley Road, Eltham, London SE9, 4.15pm-7.15pm. Topics include: personal and social education; development education and links with European schools. Fee: pound;10 (students pound;2). Details: Janet Braisted, 0181 698 5822.
MARCH 11 CARE ABOUT EDUCATION: EDUCATING CHILDREN IN CARE
Organised by the National Children's Bureau at Clerkenwell Conference Centre, 8 Wakley Street, London EC1, 9.30am-4.00pm, for all interested in the education of young people in care. Speakers include: Charles Clarke MP, parliamentary under-secretary of state, Department for Education and Employment. Admission: from pound;170.38 for non members to pound;105.75 for voluntary-sector NCB members. Details: 0171 843 604241.
MARCH 11 ARE SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS WORKING?
Organised by NATFHE, the university and college lecturers' union, at 27 Britannia Street, London WCl, 10.30am-4.30pm. Speakers include: Keith Brumfitt, head of school partnerships development, at the Teacher Training Agency and David Taylor, head of teacher education, OFSTED. Fee:pound;75. Details: Susan Worth, 0171 837 3636 ext 3306 or Paul Bennett, ext 3243.
Courses MARCH 22-26 CONTEMPORARY DANCEPROGRAMME AND INTRODUCTION TO DANCE MOVEMENT THERAPY
Ballet, jazz, contact improvisations and AfricanCaribbean dance at the Laban Centre, Laurie Grove, New Cross, London SE14, for dancers at all levels. Participants will work with teachers to create their own programme of study and practise dance movement therapy. Fees: pound;145 and pound;200. Details:0181 692 4070.
BULLYING: CREATING A SAFE SCHOOL
Courses run by Lucky Duck Publishing, 34 Wellington Park, Clifton, Bristol BS8 at venues in London (March 12), Bristol (February 26), Birmingham (April 23), Manchester (May 14) and Stockton (June 11) for teachers and all interested in tackling bullying. Speakers: Barbara Maines and George Robinson, orginators of the "No Blame Approach". Fee: pound;110 plus VAT. Details: George Robinson, 0117 973 2881.