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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.

If you have an education story – a new project or initiative that’s working well, or an issue that needs to be talked about – feel free to contact me.

Education articles

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…

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A fair chance

Ahmed arrived in the UK as an unaccompanied asylum seeker after several months spent travelling over land from Afghanistan.

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Question time

Verbal questioning has long been a fundamental part of teaching. But does it really promote the dialogue that develops understanding?

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Gangs

As the temperature soars and school is out for the summer, street life hots up for urban teenagers. Gangs are a growing feature of inner-city neighbourhoods

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