Why Gareth Southgate MUST stay as England Manager – one teacher’s perspective.

You know what it’s like at the end of term; you’ve been working hard all year, the pressure’s on to finish everything, mark all the books and get everything organised before the blissful collapse of a few weeks’ holiday. You try to keep the energy high, to persuade your increasingly tired classes that every single […]

How ‘Horrible Histories’ gave me Harry Sinclair.

When I’m writing a novel, I always like to have an image in my mind of what the two lead characters look like. Often, this can be a composite of two or three people – for example, in my debut novel, The Second Chance Tea Shop, Matthew Carter, the leading man, was a kind of […]