SCHOOL GROUNDS TOOLKIT
Learning through Landscapes has published a resource pack to help schools use and improve their grounds and is running a series of seminars around the country to introduce it. Venues: Earth Centre, Doncaster; Manchester; Willsbridge Mill, Bristol; Reading; Eco-Office, Tyne and Wear; Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry; and Cambridge respectively. Fee: pound;55, pound;50 members (includes a copy of the Toolkit, worth pound;25). Details: Denise Slater, 01832 280659.
DRUGS IN SCHOOL
Study day organised for teachers and school nurses and anyone concerned with this issue at London's Imperial College School of Medicine, Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London W6. Topics include: the impact of parent drug use on children; is alcohol the worst danger?; the prevention of solvent and volatile substance abuse; is drug education in schools effective? Fee: pound;60. Details: Petronella Griffith, 0181 383 3904.
ON COURSE FOR SUCCESS IN GEOGRAPHY
Organised for A-level geography students by the Royal Geographical Society in London. Topics include: population, hazard geomorphology, rural development and transnational companies. Lectures will incorporate case studies, fieldwork suggestions and tips from an A-level examiner on "good practice for good grades". Fee: pound;6 per person, pound;5 if school is an RGS corporate member; optional lunch tickets pound;2.50. Details: Clare Grimes, 0171 591 3007; e-mail: email@example.com
CHALLENGES FOR POST-16 EDUCATION IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM
OCTOBER 14 AND 19
CURRICULUM PLANNING FOR 2000-2001
Both these conferences are organised by North West Post-16 Network. The first will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University; the second at the Boys and Girls Welfare Society Conference Centre, Cheadle and Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Accrington, Lancashire, respectively. Speakers at the first include: David Gibson, chief executive, Association of Colleges, with an overview of the post-16 funding and qualification reforms; and Professor Phil Hodkinson, chair of lifelong learning, Leeds University. Fee for the first: pound;120, pound;80 members (plus VAT). Fee for the second: pound;90, pound;60 members (plus VAT). Details: Sandra Gladwin, 0161 247 1986.
FROM ICON TO I CAN
Organised by the school effectiveness unit, Bedfordshire Education at The Bedford Moat House, 2 St Mary's Street, in Bedford. Education professionals, speech and language therapists, parents and carers welcome.
It will explore visually based communication strategies for children with communication difficulties such as autism, Asperger's or Down's Syndrome. Fee: pound;75 professionals, pound;45 parents. Details: Glen de Ville, 01525 632013.
STARTING OCTOBER 12
This service for schools from Exeter University will provide a programme of conferences and short courses and the opportunity to consult experts from the School of Education.
Led by Professor Ted Wragg, the conference programme begins with Teaching and Learning, followed, on November 15, by Curriculum 2000, at which speakers will include Tim Brighouse, Birmingham's chief education officer. Conference three is Education for Citizenship on November 25 and four is Teaching Competence on December 3. Venues are The Woodbury Golf and Country Club and Crossmead Conference Centre in
Exeter. The courses, which take place in Exeter, focus on school improvement, information and communications technology, induction, numeracy, literacy, early years, raising attainment and art. Fees start at pound;65 for courses and range from pound;80-pound;100 for conferences. Details: 01392 264841264816; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more conferences, events and information see the TES website at: www.tes.co.uk