07980 883003 or email me

I spent 15 years working as a secondary school English teacher before I turned to full time writing, so I have a good grasp of the education system. I’ve written for a large number of sector publications, including Education Guardian and the TES, about everything from plagiarism to school furniture, and every stage from nursery up to vocational and higher education. I also write about the wider issues affecting the education and welfare of children and young people.

Here are a few of my favourite education articles from the archives.

Education articles

Why aren’t there more places like this?

The topic is “space”, and George is making a giant alien flower out of shiny, coloured paper. A teaching assistant helps him to spread the glue with a spatula.

Go to article

Behind the face

The pictures are shocking. One soldier has had his entire jaw blown away, and another has a gaping hole where his nose should be.

Go to article

Feed family, do homework

Do I get my homework done, or make sure my brothers and sisters get some dinner? That was the stark choice faced by…

Go to article

Plagiarism

Ever since the inception of coursework, there have been concerns about the potential for abuse.

Go to article