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.
29 November 2012 12:00 AM
Christianity is part of our history so should be taught to children - it's not indoctrination.
28 November 2012 04:00 PM
Schools Minister Liz Truss has said there is nothing to prevent schools from adding porn education to lessons - but showing children porn won't educate them about sex.
21 November 2012 08:36 PM
It should be obvious that reading skills are essential throughout education, so why has this very serious problem only just come to light?
29 October 2012 10:05 AM
Michael Gove has announced that trainee teachers are to face tougher tests, after branding current exams too easy.
Two drama teachers were sacked for play where students acted out sexual abuse - but drama is meant to shock
26 October 2012 04:35 PM
Drama is meant to challenge actors and audiences - the teenagers were acting.
24 October 2012 11:03 AM
As tracking devices to be put on individuals are being tested, we need to consider whether this is really the right route to take.
16 October 2012 03:18 PM
The hair industry promises results for 'much-needed' hair therapy - and we continue to buy into it.
09 October 2012 06:10 PM
There may have been problems at Lea Valley High School we don't know about - otherwise the attempt to ban parents from school games is ludicrous
03 October 2012 10:18 AM
As the story of a 14 year-old girl drinking vodka and taking drugs on school premises emerged recently, her father feels her school should take responsibility.
01 October 2012 04:39 PM
As nine men were jailed last week for grooming and raping dozens of girls, it's vital we ask why alarm bells weren't ringing sooner.
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