Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. Her book Unlocking the Reader in Every Child is published by Ransom. She is Education and Training Editor at The Stage.
19 December 2014 02:57 PM
For some children, this will be their last Christmas. But the right support can make a huge difference to families
06 December 2014 12:00 PM
In the first of three round-ups, Susan Elkin reviews titles aimed at age 12 and above
01 October 2014 04:51 PM
You could see real – as opposed to tourist – America in all its earnest eccentricity
16 September 2014 05:54 PM
When Susan stopped using shampoo, some were appalled and called her filthy. Three years on, her ‘no-poo’ regime has left her tresses fresh, and her bank balance healthier, as she stopped paying into an industry that's worth £22.6bn
Victoria Hislop, The Sunrise, book review: Plots are so strong that even the occasional cliche doesn’t jar too much
14 September 2014 12:00 AM
One of the best things about this novel is the way Hislop depicts the growing teamwork, love, respect, and trust which two families from opposing sides of a war manage to establish.
18 August 2014 02:19 PM
Many parents struggle with getting their kids to try healthy foods, but there are methods children respond well to (and other bad habits they mimic)
Vegetarians enjoy food as much as anyone else, so why are the meat-free options at restaurants so boring?
31 July 2014 12:33 PM
The value of the vegetarian food market is growing as more people want to enjoy the odd meat-free meal - are restaurants taking note for their menus?
28 July 2014 12:18 PM
The eventfulness of the last Stuart monarch’s 12-year reign, from 1702 to 1714, compensates for its brevity. Among other things Anne and her administrations dealt with union with Scotland, ongoing war in Europe, the far-reaching 1714 Treaty of Utrecht, ongoing worry about the succession, and the ever-present Jacobites. On a personal level, meanwhile, the never-healthy, and eventually morbidly obese, Anne faced continual failed pregnancies and the deaths of her only living child in 1700 and of her husband, Prince George of Denmark, in 1708.
24 July 2014 11:09 AM
Including a submarine, a steam train, a castle and a goat
23 July 2014 10:34 AM
Penguins, ships, puppets, a walrus and a tiger - there's plenty to see this summer
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more