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.
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
29 November 2012 12:00 AM
Christianity is part of our history so should be taught to children - it's not indoctrination.
28 November 2012 04:00 PM
Schools Minister Liz Truss has said there is nothing to prevent schools from adding porn education to lessons - but showing children porn won't educate them about sex.
21 November 2012 08:36 PM
It should be obvious that reading skills are essential throughout education, so why has this very serious problem only just come to light?
29 October 2012 10:05 AM
Michael Gove has announced that trainee teachers are to face tougher tests, after branding current exams too easy.
Two drama teachers were sacked for play where students acted out sexual abuse - but drama is meant to shock
26 October 2012 04:35 PM
Drama is meant to challenge actors and audiences - the teenagers were acting.
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
- 1 Saudi Arabia mosque bombing: Two volunteer security guards hailed as heroes for stopping Isis suicide bomber reaching worshippers
- 2 Maisie Williams has an excellent message for one confused fan
- 3 There is something wrong but very right about this Bible illustration
- 4 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 5 Tampon tax scrapped in Canada after petition convinces conservative government