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.
02 March 2014 12:00 AM
It is the 1970s and we’re at the height of the Cold War when an American, Joe Manson, unaccountably arrives in London and dies in a House of Commons storeroom – although, with the connivance of Special Branch, the coroner and the public are given a different version of his demise. Somehow, Manson seems to be linked to Will Flemyng, a foreign office minister with a long, supplementary career in benign espionage. The cause of Manson’s death is a self-administered drugs overdose, obviously – except that there are powerful reasons why it can’t be.
17 February 2014 04:49 PM
Children rarely understand the full meaning of the words or images they're using
Tristram Hunt is right about children lacking the ability to concentrate - what happened to quiet time?
10 February 2014 12:56 PM
You can teach attentiveness, but not by having a slot in the timetable
04 February 2014 10:43 AM
Less impressive is the Education Secretary's suggestion that we should bring back the writing of lines – a wholly un-educational exercise
30 January 2014 04:10 PM
People need to be much more aware of the risks they might be running by revealing too much personal information
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
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the Opera writer mocked after issuing a warning about Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon
General election 2015: Labour will toughen hate crimes legislation surrounding Islamophobia
HSBC review into moving headquarters from UK 'underway'
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