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.
04 March 2013 03:18 PM
Something in the way children are now brought up and educated seems to stop them from wanting to grow up – or even having the freedom to
08 February 2013 11:53 AM
Far too many students have a weak grasp of spelling and punctuation - the English Baccalaureate could have been a way of rectifying some of these problems
Public health minister is right - deprived families are more likely to be obese and we have to intervene
23 January 2013 03:31 PM
If young people aren't educated about healthy eating, they'll grow up following their parents' bad habits
20 January 2013 12:00 AM
As the 200th anniversary of 'Pride and Prejudice' is celebrated, a new biography reveals there was nothing pious or prim about Jane Austen
15 January 2013 12:08 PM
The benefits of children walking to school unaccompanied are so blindingly obvious, it's hard to understand why anyone does the school run anymore
IoS book review: An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo, By Richard Davenport-Hines
06 January 2013 12:00 AM
Sex, lies, and the making of a scandal
03 January 2013 05:46 PM
Would it really affect anyone else in school if a child wears a hijab matching the uniform?
01 January 2013 03:58 PM
First off, young people should learn not to write anything on Facebook or Twitter they wouldn't say to that person's face
19 December 2012 11:27 AM
Is it natural to allow someone else to take responsibility for your baby's needs?
02 December 2012 12:00 AM
Over the next three Sundays we look at the best books of 2012, beginning here with Susan Elkin on teenage fiction
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish independence results live: Reunited kingdom - Scotland gives a clear 'No' in historic referendum
- 2 Scottish referendum results: David Cameron set to unveil major devolution of powers to England
- 3 iOS 8 is full of shiny new features - but it's terrible news for app developers
- 4 Scottish independence: Tory revolt against 'devo max' grows as Rail Minister Claire Perry joins
- 5 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair