Writers

 

Over the last few years Education Journal has brought together a team of the most experienced education journalists in the country, augmented by leaders from the research community who write as columnists. This team of writers is now also contributing to Basic Skills Bulletin, 14-19 Learning and Skills Bulletin, Workplace Learning and Skills Bulletin and our other publications.

 

Simon Boyd

Simon Boyd

Simon Boyd has had a long career in publishing, which has included a period as Managing Director of Longmans and the founder of Simon Boyd Publishing whose newsletters business was acquired by the Education Publishing Company in 2010. He is the founder of a number of education newsletters and now writes for Basic Skills Bulletin, 14-19 Learning and Skills Bulletin and Workplace Learning and Skills Bulletin.

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Alexander Braddell

Alexander Braddell is Associate Editor of Workplace Learning and Skills Bulletin and director of the Oxfordshire Skills Escalator Centre which is a social enterprise that provides workplace learning support to local employers. He is also a writer and examiner for the University of Cambridge-British Council’s IELTS examination.

Nicholas Bray

Nicholas Bray

Until the end of July 2010 Nicholas Bray, based in Paris, was Head of Media at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. In September he joined EPC to cover the OECD and Europe for Education Journal, Basic Skills Bulletin and 14-19 Learning and Skills Bulletin. Before joining the OECD he worked for the Wall Street Journal Europe and Reuters, based in a number of cities around continental Europe.

Brian Cooklin

Brian Cooklin

Brian Cooklin is Scotland Editor of Education Journal, joining the magazine in 2010. He is also a secondary head teacher in the greater Glasgow area and is a former President of the Headteachers Association of Scotland, now renamed School Leaders Scotland.

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John Cope

John Cope is Curriculum and Quality Director at Knowsley Community College. He has worked as a teacher in secondary and adult community education and been an A-level history examiner. He is Associate Editor of 14-19 Learning and Skills Bulletin.

Demitri Coryton

Demitri Coryton

Demitri Coryton is editor of Education Journal and chairman of the Education Publishing Company Ltd. A former editor of Education and Education Parliamentary Monitor, he was nominated for the Ted Wragg Award for Sustained Contribution to Education Journalism in 2007.

Diane Hofkins

Diane Hofkins

Diane Hofkins was primary editor of the Times Educational Supplement and edited TES Primary when it was launched as a separate title. She was an assistant editor at the TES from 2002 to 2006 and previously worked on the NATFHE Journal and Education, where she covered local authorities.

Chris Husbands

Chris Husbands

Chris Husbands succeeded Professor Geoff Whitty as Director of the Institute of Education, University of London in 2011. He is one of the leading academics in the country and writes a regular column in Education Journal.

John Izbicki

John Izbicki

John Izbicki was education correspondent of the Daily Telegraph and its Paris Bureau chief before moving to the Independent. He is now writes columns for Education Journal on higher education and general education. He has been nominated for both the Outstanding Education Reporting of the Year Award and the Ted Wragg Award for Sustained Contribution to Education Journalism.

David Jobbins

David Jobbins

David Jobbins was Foreign Editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement and created its world-renouned network of foreign correspondents. He now plays a leading role in World University News, the on-line higher education news service. From October 2010 he joins EPC covering international affairs for Education Journal and EPC’s stable of newsletters.

George Low

George Low

After working on the Guardian, George Low became deputy editor and then editor of the weekly Education, where he became known for his encyclopaedic knowledge of local government and his passion for adult and continuing education. He was the founding editor of Education Journal.

Warwick Mansell

Warwick Mansell

Warwick Mansell was a journalist on the Times Educational Supplement for nine years. In 2008 he was nominated for Writer of the Year (business media) in the PPA awards and the Private Eye-Guardian Paul Foot award for campaigning journalism. He now writes for the Guardian and Education Journal, where he specialises in assessment and examinations.

Michael Marshall

Michael Marshall

Michael Marshall joined the Education Publishing Company from university and became editor of the weekly Education and the quarterly Literacy Today before becoming Director of Research at EPC. He has now taken up a position at Exeter University, but continues to write a series of columns on research across most of EPC’s titles.

Ian Nash

Ian Nash

Award-winning Ian Nash is the new editor of Basic Skills Bulletin and Workplace Learning and Skills Bulletin. He was Further Education Editor at the Times Educational Supplement and edited its FE Focus supplement. He has written for the Guardian and The Times. He is a former Education Journalist of the Year award winner and won the ACM award for the most significant impact on the FE sector.

John O'Leary

John O’Leary

John O’Leary is editor of The Times Good University Guide and a contributor to The Times. He was previously editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement and was nominated for the Ted Wragg Award for Sustained Contribution to Education Journalism in 2007, 2008 and 2009. He covers higher education for Education Journal.

Ken Reid

Professor Ken Reid

Professor Ken Reid OBE is Deputy Vice Chancellor of Swansea Metropolitan University and a leading academic consulted widely by the Welsh Assembly Government who also researches and writes about UK wide issues. He is also Wales Editor of Education Journal.

Sue Rossiter

Sue Rossiter

Sue Rossiter is Chief Executive of the National Foundation for Education Research. Her background before joining NFER was in local government. She writes a regular column for Education Journal.

Europe Singh

Europe Singh

Europe Singh is editor of Numeracy Briefing. A former maths teacher, he has also spent many years working in adult and further education and in teacher training in higher education. He has worked wit the BBC on a number of programmes, including Away with Numbers, Measure for Measure and Inside English.

Chris Waterman

Chris Waterman

Chris Waterman is editor of Children’s Services Weekly and Children’s Services Editor of Education Journal. Until January 2009 he was Executive Director of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, and before that director of the Society of Education Officers and then ConfEd.

Susan Young

Susan Young

Susan Young was Assistant Editor of the Times Educational Supplement, having previously been the paper’s News Editor. She wrote the paper’s Children’s Services page. Susan previously worked on the Observer. She joined Education Journal in December 2008 where she covers children’s services in her Children First column.