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Coming soon - the future of education

Try a career in construction A host of golden daffodil readers A debate on The Future of Education in London is being held at Hamilton House, WC1, on 16 March (10am-3pm). The conference provides an opportunity for teachers to discuss a range of issues. For information, call 020 8554 5525. Tickets cost [pounds sterling]75 (NUT members free).

Adults who would fail maths GCSE

Forty-seven per cent of adults in England (15 million people) have a lower level of mathematical knowledge than is needed to gain a G grade at GCSE, according to a survey by the Department of Education and Skills.

Ideas for the classroom and more

The Education Show takes place on 11-13 March at the NEC in Birmingham. Aimed at the teaching community, the event focuses on all things educational, from playground equipment and art supplies to the latest educational software and ideas for field trips. The organisers are offering subsidised buses to the NEC for schools in the London area - call 020 7874 0335. …