How to build a perfect text – and then deconstruct it!



It’s all in the picture: teaching the analysis of imagery



Which word to choose?



Get rid of those reading demons



Upskill your children’s reading using our practical tips



Save time and your sanity with our comprehension packs



How possible is it to make continual progress with such a lack of time?


Thinking of leaving the profession?



Whose responsibility is it anyway: yours, mine or theirs?



Should parents be allowed a voice?



 How responsible should parents be for their child’s education?

 How to use our 5 FREE resources to get your class ready for SATs

 Does it really matter when we take our kids on holiday?

 Do you know who teaches your children?

 Should we allow the sciences to push out creative subjects?

 Basing literacy lessons on one novel

 Getting your class ready for SATs

 Getting children to read for enjoyment

 How a growth mindset can help you overcome obstacles

 Are new schools failing our children?

 Should we buy into the private sector?

 Have you seen the black box?

 Why a skills-based curriculum doesn’t work in primary schools

 The importance of streamlining your classroom resources

 Interview: What does it take to become a journalist?

 To infinity and beyond: a life after levels

Past blogs and vlogs

Four tips for starting your novel

When the summer holidays seem far too long…

Five Go Pokémon Hunting – a short story

Why I love to re-read books

SATs week: where I am judged on whether I have sufficiently taught to the test

Shock horror- there is more than one way of teaching grammar

To teach grammar, or not to teach grammar: the question of the day

Managing workload

The grammar teaching debate

Starting out