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 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
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
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Crystal meth addict 'gouged out his eyes and ate them' while high on drug, Australian MP claims
- 2 As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
- 3 The ten most unequal developed countries in the world
- 4 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 5 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama