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.
01 October 2012 03:18 PM
As nine men were jailed last week for grooming and raping dozens of girls, it's vital we ask why alarm bells weren't ringing sooner.
27 September 2012 05:29 PM
Student safety is paramount in their education; but is it really necessary to this extent?
26 September 2012 10:54 AM
As a schoolgirl has apparently eloped to France with her married maths teacher, we should consider areas which aren't talked about when it comes to student/teacher relationships, says teacher Susan Elkin.
23 September 2012 12:00 AM
Books can unlock the world, but accessing them is about far more than learning to decode letters
16 September 2012 12:00 AM
A grandfather of science and poetry
12 September 2012 04:17 PM
Despite many fearing the new scheme to be invasive, this is a practical solution to tackle the widespread problem of bullying in schools.
22 July 2012 12:00 AM
This summer's best young-adult fiction makes few concessions, says Susan Elkin
20 July 2012 11:45 AM
Anyone who tells children that God – literally – created the world in seven days 6,000 years ago is guilty of perverting education.
18 June 2012 03:34 PM
What is it about the British and school uniform? Forcing children into corporate dress has, in my not inconsiderable experience, absolutely nothing to do with discipline, contrary to popular belief.
29 May 2012 03:36 PM
GCSEs are pointless. I told my head of department that 10 years ago and nothing has happened since to change my mind.
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There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
- 1 Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
- 2 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 3 The Simpsons death: Creator Al Jean would 'kill himself' before character like Homer or Lisa
- 4 British man raped while urinating in bushes at Oktoberfest beer festival in Germany
- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
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