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.
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
15 August 2013 01:09 PM
The fact that parents on the poverty line are having to spend up to two thirds of their income on clothing for their children is scandalous and immoral
06 August 2013 09:30 AM
The things that make our lives noisier, lazier, and a whole lot more selfish
01 August 2013 10:36 AM
Advertisers have us in thrall with their tantalising promises and scary understanding of exactly how to manipulate our insecurities
20 July 2013 07:30 PM
Tense in future, past and presents
19 July 2013 09:30 AM
Why have we got ourselves into the silly position of thinking that every teacher has to be bought a present at the end of every school year?
18 July 2013 12:00 PM
Only an irresponsible parent allows unlimited iPad access. Children are not allowed to put items in supermarket trolleys without permission - the principle is identical.
Review: Springboard Shakespeare: King Lear, Macbeth, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, By Ben Crystal
07 July 2013 12:01 AM
A guide to Shakespeare’s work that should be in every theatre
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