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.
10 January 2014 12:32 PM
For the sake of their children, parents must try hard to stick together
06 January 2014 01:00 PM
Former members of the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force have a lot to offer – experience of life, for a start
31 December 2013 04:04 PM
Wouldn't Christmas be better if it came around once every four years?
22 December 2013 12:00 AM
In our final selection of Christmas books for children, we examine the best titles for teens
10 December 2013 11:39 AM
Supermarkets have been stopping parents buying alcohol where children are present
10 November 2013 12:00 AM
A wealthy gentleman’s son, William Jackson (1791-1828), went seriously to the bad. His short life was one long round of drink, women, and debt – which meant debtors’ prisons and then transportation to Australia where, despite considerable luck, he eventually died, drunk and alone, on a Sydney street aged 38.
05 November 2013 12:37 PM
Anyone who puts a TV screen in a young child’s bedroom, or who allows them to go to bed clutching a flickering game is seriously misguided
27 October 2013 12:00 AM
Brutalised by a vicious father and acquiescent mother, and traumatised by less-than-honourable Second World War service and injury, Vernon Scannell never sorted human relationships, especially with the women who serially and concurrently shared his life.
16 October 2013 02:15 AM
Mr Brearey is teaching pupils kindness and good manners in the form of tact. It's an important lesson for everyone - but not one to be misconstrued
14 October 2013 05:37 PM
A crossing patrol with whom a child interacts every day becomes a benign, trusted authority figure in his or her life
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
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