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.
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.
24 April 2012 01:09 PM
"Younger children are interested in the great questions of life – they’re all philosophers until inhibition sets in at puberty – and that’s what myths, with their primordial themes, tend to be about."
01 April 2012 12:00 AM
Susan Elkin reviews the best children's and young-adult fiction to help keep your darlings entertained over the spring holidays
04 March 2012 12:00 AM
The greatest of his generation
22 January 2012 12:00 AM
Susan Elkin selects the best of the new books being published to celebrate Dickens's bicentennial year
04 December 2011 12:00 AM
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
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
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