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.
11 March 2013 01:44 PM
If I had my way, every secondary school pupil would be taken on both intensive farming and abattoir visits so that they really know at first hand what goes on
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?
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Green Party Caroline Lucas interview: 'We could be on the edge of something very big'
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