I travel the country observing good practice.
I interview pupils and teachers, decision-makers and education experts.
From time to time, I also stand up in front of children myself. As a former teacher, I have first-hand experience of life in the classroom. An occasional spell of supply work allows me to keep abreast of current initiatives as they actually impact on pupils and teachers alike.
My work on a range of topics has appeared in the Times Educational Supplement, The Guardian, Right Start, Scottish Accent, SecEd, Staffroom and www.reed.co.uk (web site of leading recruitment firm Reed).