Would you put me in charge of education?!
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Would you put me in charge of education?!

Whenever I hear politicians promising to spend more money on education my heart sinks, because there’s no benefit in spending more money if what you’re spending it on is more regulation and testing. The obsession with league tables, targets and standards has narrowed the curriculum to subjects that are testable, and pushed some of the most important things … Continue reading


If you love writing, you will love this book!

I’ve read stacks of books about writing because it’s always been my passion, but my all-time favourite wasn’t actually written as a book – it’s a collection of radio talks for young people, given by the wonderful poet, Ted Hughes. Although it’s called ‘Poetry in the Making’ it isn’t just about poetry – it’s about the whole writing process, … Continue reading