Organised by and held at Knowsley Training and Conference Centre for anyone in education wishing to increase their knowledge of ADHD, including appropriate classroom strategies and medication issues. Fee: pound;60, pound;45 (delegates from schools who "buy in" to Knowsley Support Centres). Details: 0151 486 5514.
APRIL 29 NEW APPROACHES TO SCHOOLS' AIMS AND CURRICULA: PHILOSOPHICAL AND POLICY PERSPECTIVES Public symposium and wine reception at Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1, 6pm. Speakers include: Chris Jones, head of national curriculum review, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. Fee: pound;5; free to London University staff and students. Details: Judy Morrison, 0171 612 6543.
APRIL 30 CONSTRUCTING AND CRITIQUING REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
JULY 9 IMPROVING PERFORMANCE WITHOUT QUICK FIXES
Organised by and held at the Centre for Teacher and School Development, Nottingham University. The first is a cross-professional workshop, fee pound;65, and the second is aimed at practitioners, researchers, trainers and policy makers concerned with school improvement, fee pound;80. Details: Denise White, 0115 951 4427;
MAY 6 PLANNING FOR EXCELLENCE
Organised by Early Years Trainers Anti-Racist Network at College of North West London, NW10, to examine the implementation of racial equality in early years' development partnerships and plans. Speakers include: Michael Hipkins, divisional manager for under-fives, Department for Education and Employment, and Jane Lane, EYTARN co-ordinator. Fee: pound;85, pound;60 members. Details: 0151 639 6136 (telfax).
RESILIENCE:PROMOTING POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN IN NEED
Organised by and held at Thomas Coram Foundation for Children, 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1, to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1948 Children Act. Speakers include: Dr Gillian Pugh, TCFC chief executive, and Dr Sebastian Kraemer, consultant psychiatrist, Tavistock Clinic. Fee: pound;88.12. Details: 0171 278 2424.