Why pay more?

There is good news if you are planning to sit in on a seminar or three during your visit to The Education Show 2001. Booking prices for this year: the first session booked will cost £11.75 (inc VAT) and additional sessions will be cut by a welcome 50% to £5.88 (inc VAT). There is even better news for online bookers; you will receive a further £1 discount on these prices.

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ALL - Association for Language Learning
ASE - Association for Science Education
ATL - Association of Teachers and Lecturers
ATM - Association of Teachers of Mathematics
BDA - British Dyslexia Association
BECTa - British Educational Communications & Technology Agency
BPA - British Paralympic Association
CILT - Centre for Information on Language Teaching & Research
DfEE - Department for Education & Employment
FEDA - Further Education Development Agency
GA - Geographical Association
HA - Historical Association
IAPS - Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools
MA - Mathematical Association
NAGM - National Association for Governors and Managers
NAHT - National Association of Head Teachers
NAME - National Association of Music Educators
NASEN - National Association for Special Educational Needs
NASUWT - National Association of Schoolmasters & Union of Women Teachers
NATE - National Association for the Teaching of English
NLS - National Literacy Strategy
NPT - National Primary Trust
NUT - National Union of Teachers
PAT - Professional Association of Teachers
PCfRE - Professional Council for Religious Education
PEA - Physical Education Association
QCA - Qualification & Curriculum Authority
SHA - Secondary Heads Association
SMA - The Schools Music Association

Thursday  22  March  2001

Room A

A1 10.00    
Key Strategies for Effective Behaviour Management
Peter Hook - KS: All Levels
This highly practical session will outline some of the key understandings; frameworks and strategies essential for promoting effective behaviour management skills, developing truly empowered students and supporting improved learning climates. Peter's work is used in a wide range of schools and settings throughout the country.

A2 11.00    
Secondary Science: Past, present and future?
Howard Flavell - KS: 3-4
We have seen many changes in secondary science teaching during the 20th century. Some have proved beneficial and others less welcome. How can we take forward the best of the old approaches into the 21st century and how may we respond to the challenge of a changing technological society?

A3 12.00    
Supporting Key Skills
Deirdre Kimbell, Sue Owen-Evans, Judith Woodlock, Lorraine Wilson & Peter White KS: 4-16+
Key skills are now a part of the education of most 16-19 year olds in schools and colleges. This session offers: an update on key skills; an outline of the support available including conferences and training courses, a helpline and website, a resources database, development projects, newsletters and publications such as A level packs and Management Manuals for schools and colleges.

A4 1.00pm    
The MFL classroom – where's my motivation?
Steven Fawkes KS:3-4
For teachers and learners of modern foreign languages the issue of motivation is of major importance. In the new century what is the potential for stimulating more people to learn (and teach!) with the enjoyment and enthusiasm we would wish them to have? This session aims to be entertaining as well as reflective.

A5 2.00pm    
Mystery, Misery and Murder – making local history motivating
Michael Riley KS: 3
The revised orders place greater emphasis on local history at KS 3., This workshop will explore ways of structuring historical enquiries which combine in-depth local history with broader historical themes. There will be a range of practical ideas which can be applied to the history of any locality.

A6 3.00pm    
Music Education in the 21st Century
Richard Hallam EY and KS: All Levels
The importance of music education in our lives and its relevance to the lives of our young people will be explored. The need for some young people to follow a music-related career and the role played by music services will also be examined in relation to schools and the wider community.

Room B

B1 10.00am    
Managing Performance Management
Now that the implementation of performance management in schools is underway, what have we learned from experience to date and what might lie ahead? Drawing on discussions with school leaders and on training and consultancy work with schools, Mike Parkhouse will present some views and invite comments and questions.

B2 11.00am    
“To be or not to be…” Inclusion issues in Secondary Schools
Margaret Griffin - KS: 3-4-16+
The current arguments for and against social inclusion will be discussed and evaluated. Issues such as disability, behaviour management, special educational needs, disaffection, truancy and exclusion will be raised and the educational resources and other provision required to deal with them.

B3 12.00    
The Arts & Creativity in the Curriculum
Tony Knight - KS: All Levels
Here is an opportunity to find out about the work currently being undertaken by QCA into the arts and creativity in the curriculum. Examples collected from schools will be shared and issues highlighted for further investigation. There will be opportunity for questions and debate.

B4 1.00pm    
Key Skills in Modern Apprenticeships
Liz Hunter KS: 4-16+
Find out about the new Key Skills Qualification: what has changed and why, plus where and how the new key skills are being used. The seminar also looks at key skills in Modern Apprenticeships; considers issues in designing Modern Apprenticeships frameworks, reflecting the needs of employers, and offers pointers for good practice use.

B5 2.00pm    
Impacts of the changes in GCSE Geography for Planning & Teaching in the Classroom
John Hopkin
The new specifications will introduce significant changes and closer links to new Key Stage 3 Programmes of Study. They will require a greater emphasis on environmental change, sustainability, global inter-dependence and the use of ICT. This Seminar will explore these changes, the options offered by various Boards and the implications for planning and teaching in the classroom.

B6 3.00pm    
DfEE – Learning for Work Unit
Key Skills Support for Work-based Training
Simon Shaw KS: 4-16+
In this session we shall explore some of the issues facing trainers and trainees in the implementation of key skills in general and the key skills qualification and external assessment in particular. We will also describe how Learning for Work is helping trainers through the government's Key Skills Support Programme.

Room C1

C1 10.00am    
Nelson Thorne Keynote Lecture Writing:
Ways to make the Best of it
Bill Laar KS: 1-2 & Year 7
It is now widely accepted that improving the quality of pupils' writing is one of the most pronounced and complex challenges facing teachers and pupils. The Lecture will be devoted to the issue and to the presentation of strategies designed to enhance competence and raise standards.

C2 11.30am    
Practical Ways to use the Internet in the Secondary Classroom
Richard Hammond KS: 3-4
This seminar will present a range of practical examples of using the Internet in the classroom. Practical issues about using and managing ICT in lessons will also be discussed. Attendees will be able to take away with them a list of useful Internet addresses.

C3 12.45pm    
Challenges for School Governors in the New Decade
John Adams KS: All Levels
As the growth of Governor responsibilities increases, School Governors must both meet the demands made upon them and take greater control of the decision making process which adds to that burden.

C4 2.00pm    
ADHD: Strategies for and Stories from the Classroom
Finton O'Regan - KS: 2-4
A brief overview of the ADHD term and how it affects students, teachers and success/failure in school. Classroom Management, Curriculum differentiation, Counselling and Medication options will be considered as well as management in non-structured times such as breaks/field trips. A series of short case studies will illustrate both the frustration and fun in working with these students.

C5 3.00pm    
Creative Writing in the Literacy Hour
Gordon Askew - KS:1-2
The NLS is often perceived as being rigid and prescriptive, prohibitive of extended writing and restrictive of creativity. It need not, indeed should not, be so. This session will provide practical, classroom examples of ways in which the Literacy Hour can be used to support exciting, creative reading and writing.

Room C2

D1 10.00am    
ICT & the Curriculum
Clare Johnson – KS: 3-4
This session looks at ICT in the National Curriculum and how ICT can be used to support teaching and learning across the curriculum. Clare will cover issues including exemplification of standards and assessment of ICT capability, use of the schemes of work, supporting resources and related qualifications plus new issues that may have arisen.

D2 11.30am    
Inclusion and Dyslexia Friendly Schools
Lindsay Peer - KS: All levels
A real winner! Many LEAs are now discussing and promoting inclusion as the way forward. Teachers, parents and children are feeling reassured and more successful, and of course Dyslexia friendly schools help many others too!

D3 12.45pm    
Multilingualism, Literacy and Dyslexia – A Challenge for Education
Lindsay Peer - KS:1-4
In the last two decades much progress has been made in our understanding of literacy difficulties amongst average – highly able people who speak one language. However in areas of bi/multilingualism, it has been difficult to identify such learners. This seminar will address the issues in this new and exciting area.

D4 2.00pm    
World Class Tests in Mathematics
Martin Ripley - KS: 2-3
Come along and find out about World Class Tests in mathematics and problem solving for high achieving 9 and 13 year olds. Learn more about these innovative tests, delivered through both paper based and ICT components. Find out QCA's plans for future support.

D5 3.00pm    
Changes to Qualifications
Patricia Bellas/Maxine Prince - KS: 4-16+
An opportunity to address curriculum and assessment issues in relation to qualifications for 14-19 year olds, highlighting, in particular, changes to GCSE and the introduction of Advanced Extension Awards

Friday  23  March  2001

Room A

A7 10.00am    
Jean Gemmell - KS: 3-4
Promoting inclusion within mainstream schools, where parents want it and appropriate support can be provided, remains a cornerstone of our strategy (DfEE). The intention – laudable/the philosophy – indisputable/the theory – complicated/the practice – difficult/the resources – inadequate/the realisation – a long way off/the debate – here and now.

A8 11.00am    
Developing higher order thinking skills in Mathematics
Bob Sawyer - KS: 1-2
The successful implementation of the National Numeracy Strategy in Primary Schools has produced a substantial increase in standards. This session will explore developments in the teaching of higher order thinking skills that are being used to extend the range and quality of interactive teaching in the Mathematics lesson.

A9 12.00    
Practical ways to use the Internet in the Primary Classroom
Debs Ayerst - KS: 1-2
This seminar will present a range of practical examples of using the Internet in the classroom. Practical issues about using and managing ICT in lessons will also be discussed. Attendees will be able to take away with them a list of useful Internet addresses.

A10 1.00pm    
Let's get cracking! With Primary and Early Years MFL
Catherine Cheater - EY & KS: 1-2
This session will offer simple, practical ideas which primary teachers can use in order to bring a foreign language into the classroom. Be prepared to join in the fun! Catherine will also explain how CILT can support primary teachers who would like to up-date their skills.

A11 2.00pm    
Cracking Drama: Progression of Drama within English
Ruth Moore/Paul Bunyan - KS: 3-4
An understanding of the way progression can take place through drama in its relationship to the English curriculum is very important. This seminar will define that progression and demonstrate through tried and tested practice how this is achieved.

A12 3.00pm    
Transition from Key Stage 2 to 3: Bridge or Barrier?
Gwenlian Evans - KS: 2-3
Drawing on ATL's recent research, this session will look at the contrasts between primary and secondary experience and at the ways that links are being made to join up the learning on either side of the primary secondary divide.

Room B

B7 10.00am    
ICT & the Curriculum
Clare Johnson KS: 1-2
This session looks at ICT in the National Curriculum and how ICT can be used to support teaching and learning across the curriculum. Clare will cover issues including exemplification of standards and assessment of ICT capability, use of the schemes of work, supporting resources and related qualifications plus new issues that may have arisen.

B8 11.00am    
Development in Mathematics at Key Stage 3-4
Lyn Churchman - KS:3-4
A session which considers the implications of recent developments and their implications for teaching and learning maths in secondary schools. This includes: new national curriculum programmes of study for KS3&4; optional tests for years 7&8 plus World Class Tests for 13 year olds; maths GCSE criteria and specifications.

B9 12.00    
PE & the Schools Sports Project
Crichton Casbon - KS: All Levels
This seminar looks at best practice in implementing the National Curriculum in PE and Sport. We will look at research on the best ways to provide opportunities for pupils to learn both in and out of lessons. Using case studies we will consider best use of time, resources and available space.

B10 1.00pm    
Basic Skills and Key Skills
Barry Brook - KS: 4-16+
The basic skills of Literacy and Numeracy are essential and an entitlement for all. Key skills enable young people to progress into and at work. The new post-16 qualifications and Sir Claus Moser's report have created an opportunity to align these generic skills and create real opportunities for coherence, clarity and consistency. Find out about the technical and practical relationship between basic and key skills.

B11 2.00pm    
Mathematics at Key Stage 3
Annie Gammon - KS: 3
A view of how mathematics in schools will change due to the introduction of the NNS “Framework for teaching mathematics: Years 7 to 9”. In particular, I will discuss the impact on mathematics departments and on individual teachers and how much freedom they have in the way they use the framework.

B12 - 3.00    
Physical Education & School Sport
John Matthews KS: All Levels
Outlining the relationship between physical education & school sport. The balance that needs to be struck between participation and excellence. Competition and fun are not mutually exclusive, physical education should include both. How physical education can contribute to National sporting success.

Room C1

C6 10.00     
TES Keynote Lecture
Science Education: Capturing the Imagination
Russell Stannard - KS: All Levels
It can no longer be taken for granted that students have a natural desire to learn science. This is especially so of the physical sciences. Innovative approaches are required if interest in the subject is to be stimulated. Particularly effective in this regard can be the practice of conveying information through story-telling.

C7 11.30am    
Youth Sport Trust
Early Years development and Physical Activity
Sue Barratt - KS: EY
This workshop will focus on the place of physical activity in children's education and development. It will provide practical insights into the kind of activities and programmes which help to build children's confidence, co-ordination and competence. A fun workshop for anyone working in children's early years education.

C8 12.45pm    
Paralympics Curriculum Project
Olwyn Gunn/Martin Mansall KS:3-4
An overview of the NASUWT/BPA Paralympic curriculum project. Samples of the curriculum cards will be available. The project has been piloted in schools and specialist sports colleges in the North West. The cards provide a link between the Paralympic movement, citizenship, PSHE and National Curriculum and GCSE PE.

C9 2.00pm    
Education: The truth and other stories – Managing Curriculum and Assessment Reform
David Hanson - KS: 1-2
A humorous and insightful view on the key trends in education and their impact on teachers. The session will contain practical advice and guidance on managing the curriculum, assessment and accountability in schools.

C10 3.00pm    
Key Stage Assessment
Jackie Bawden - KS: All Levels
The life cycle of national curriculum tests – how are they created, how schemes are arrived at and by whom? What does key stage assessment tell you about your pupils and your teaching? This is an opportunity to find out how it all works and the key role of classroom teachers.

Room C2

D6 10.00am    
Poetry Book Society
Poetry in the Primary Classroom
Pie Corbett/Julia Bird KS: 2
New ideas for poetry readers and writers, an introduction to Children's Poetry Bookshelf (a scheme run by the PBS to promote children's poetry), a poetry reading and useful handouts. Pie Corbett is a poet with wide experience of working in schools. He is currently a Selector for Children's Poetry Bookshelf. Julia Bird works for the PBS.

D7 11.30am    
Improving Children's Writing at KS2
Wendy Body KS: 2
A practical session designed to help teachers improve children's narrative writing skills. It will focus on those features with which children have most difficulty, look particularly at what can be taught during shared writing and how this underpins writing within and beyond the Literacy Hour.

D8 12.45pm    
SEN and the Numeracy Strategy
Olwen El-Naggar - KS: 1-2
The aim of this seminar is to gain an understanding of some of the difficulties facing pupils with SEN in mathematics and how their needs can be met within the National Numeracy Lesson.

D9 2.00pm    
Pupil Behaviour
John Bangs/Kay Jenkins - – All Levels
The session will explore the implications of recent high profile court cases relating to school discipline and explore also the implications of the Government's criteria for pupil exclusions. The NUT's advice on pupil behaviour will provide the basis for the session.

D10 3.00pm    
Maths and Dyslexia
Steve Chinn – KS: 2-3
An overview of the factors which might contribute to learning problems for Dyslexics in maths, including memory, language and cognitive style. Some suggestions on teaching methods/philosophy and classroom management of the included Dyslexic.

Saturday  24  March  2001

Room A

A13 10.00    
The European Year of Languages 2001
KS: All Levels
The European Year of Languages 2001 is a joint Council of Europe/European Union initiative. CILT is UK national co-ordinator. A high profile speaker will discuss the importance of the issues emerging from the Europe-wide celebration of language learning for languages education policy at all levels in the UK.

A14 11.00    
Support for Music in Early Years – Can't Sing, Can't Play, Can't Teach Music!
Sue Nicholls – EY
This seminar offers all Early Years practitioners a range of new songs and listening games which will support QCA's Early Years Learning Goals and match the new National Curriculum at KS1. The materials will be completely accessible to non-specialists and attractive and stimulating for children in nurseries, playgroups and reception classes.

A15 12.00    
Critical and creative thinking skills in RE at key stages 2 and 3
Lat Blaylock – KS: 2-3
This session will explore the contribution that RE for pupils ages 7 – 14 can make to developing creative and critical thinking skills. A practical focus on classroom strategies that work will be coupled with an analysis of some ways in which RE particularly needs to develop increasing rigour, thoughtfulness and imagination.

A16 1.00pm    
Simon Wrigley/Barbara Conridge – KS: All Levels
This session will focus on what helps and hinders pupils writing development.

A17 2.00pm    
Teacher Net
ICT in Primary
Marilyn Leask/Darren Leafe KS:1-2
This session will explore the issues related to implementing ICT within the Primary School. It will focus on how schools are purchasing suitable equipment and software, developing effective whole school schemes and policies and implementing on-line projects within the curricula.

Room B

B13 10.00    
ASE: What can it do for Science in your school?
Rona Wyn Davies - KS:1-2
The ASE supports primary science in several ways using a range of media. During this multimedia presentation the audience will be introduced to some of the publications and personalities which underpin the primary aspects of the organisation at present.

B14 11.00    
Teacher Net
ICT in Early Years
Marilyn Leask/Darren Leafe - EY
Topics covered focus on the use of the Internet to support Early Years teaching. Issues covered include: the planning of e-mail and Internet projects including the finding of partners; audio e-mails, the use of ICT to support administration and professional development of Early Years teachers.

B15 12.00    
Developing Mathematical Understanding in the Foundation Stage
Gill Broadbent - EY & KS: 1
This seminar will be of interest to teachers of children in the Foundation Stage. It will explore ways of developing the mathematical understanding of children through everyday activities and routines at school and at home.

B16 1.00pm    
7 Keys to Motivation in the Classroom
Ian Gilbert - KS: All Levels
What are the seven most important keys to motivation in the classroom? An inspiring and entertaining presentation where you will learn what the brain is designed for (and it isn't formal learning), the best ever definition of happiness and why motivation is a four letter word.

B17 2.00pm    
Raising the profile of Primary Geography: I can do pictures!
Margaret Mackintosh - KS: 1-2
Geography is back! With the emphasis on literacy and numeracy in the primary curriculum, graphicacy is being neglected. Teaching geography through this essential life skill is appropriate and accessible for all. We will explore using pictorial sources for geographical topics and consider fun ways to make geography a 'continuous', exciting experience in and beyond the primary classroom.

Room C1

C11 10.00    
Education Department
Teaching New Tricks
Tim Brighouse,
This session will review techniques that are tried and tested and new ones in a light hearted way. It will review the implications of accelerated learning, the cognitive acceleration and emotional literacy in ways that will be of interest to teachers in Primary and Secondary school who have become exhausted and need cheering up!.

C12 11.30    
“I can do that!” – Some practical Primary French activities for class teachers
KS: 1-2
“I can do that!” announced a KS2 general class teacher at the end of an introductory PMFL meting. MFL need not be a daunting prospect for Primary teachers. Using QCA's French SoW language topics as a guide, this session presents “I can do that!” French language activities for KS1 and 2 teachers.

C13 12.45    
The Foundation Stage
Lesley Staggs – EY
This session will provide those who work in early years settings with information about emerging issues as the foundation stage is implemented as well as the planning guidance currently being developed.

C14 2.00pm    
NUT/Music for Youth
Working with the Disaffected in Music/The Solihull Experience
Richard Jones KS:3-4
The session will be about how, by using popular music you can make a difference to disaffected children. The speaker will talk about the important role the arts have to play in transforming lives around and how the Rock and Pop Festival at the NEC in July are proof of this. I t will also feature performances from some of the students in question.

Room C2

Pre-School Learning Allianc
Developing bodily awareness in under-fives
Ann Henderson - EY
This often neglected aspect of young children's early learning is specifically referred to in the Government's Early Learning Goals under Physical Development. However, there are also implications for other important aspects of children's development, including creativity, mathematics, personal, social & emotional development, knowledge & understanding of the world and equality of opportunity.

D12 11.30a    
The Music Makers Approach: Inclusive activities for young children with special educational needs
Hannah Mortimer - EY & KS: 1
'Music Makers' involves the planning of a regular music circle time for young children. Teachers are helped to plan musical activities which deliver the early years curriculum but are also linked to the individual education plans for any children with special educational needs. An evaluation will also be described.

D13 12.45    
Please Sir, can I be Queen Elizabeth? An investigation into the practical use and assessment of role
David Atkin - KS: 3-4
This workshop will explore the rationale behind using role play in History and focus on practical ideas for use in the classroom across the key stages.

D14 2.00pm    
The Importance of Science in Early Years Education
Max de Boo EY & KS: 1
This talk will outline the rationale for and the importance of teaching science to young children; how current statutory guidelines support young children's learning in science; areas of concern and the implications of these.

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