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.
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
10 October 2013 12:12 PM
We need a massive change of attitude if we’re to improve basic education and give children what they’re entitled to
30 September 2013 06:00 PM
It’s no surprise that a top academy reportedly 'inflated grades' - teachers are increasingly pressured to get good results
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
- 1 Keira Knightley topless: Usually conservative actress does own take on #Freethenipple campaign for Interview Magazine
- 2 Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
- 3 Lady al-Qa’ida: On the trail of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the world’s most wanted prisoner
- 4 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 5 It's not just the savagery of Isis that is shocking – its weaponry is too
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