Di Beddow

Writer, Academic & Education Consultant

Journalistic Writing

Journalism

In 1994 I collaborated with a friend on an article on raising the achievement of GCSE students; this was published in the Times Educational Supplement as, “Return on the right kind of interest” on the 11th February.  Here is the start of my journalistic writing, covering mainly education issues such as boys’ mindset; ‘A’ level research; the development of support staff and the skills of senior leadership.  I became a regular columnist for the TES in the noughties, writing on aspects of middle leadership development.  Recently, my journalistic writing has focused more on political issues in relation to education, feminism and socialism.  I am a contributor to Guardian Comment.

Women who don’t help other women: myth or reality?

Women who don’t help other women: myth or reality? In a world where we’re all supposed to be ‘leaning in’ and supporting each other, there are still women out there who don’t get it. And we should be thankful for them, says Di Beddow At a workshop for women...

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What I wouldn’t give for the time to nurture eager young minds, writes Di Beddow

What I wouldn’t give for the time to nurture eager young minds, writes Di Beddow I’m very excited by the prospect of universities once again being part of the development of A levels. Here in Cambridge we have the wonderful Classics professor Mary Beard, who blogs and writes books...

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