Adrian Martin is the Head Teacher of Greasby Junior School, a community school located in Wirral. The school has a track record of achieving an Outstanding rating from the Office in Standards of Education.
Alec is an experienced primary school teacher teaching in Co. Durham. He has held numerous roles but his passion is in the Year 6 classroom. His main reward is seeing children under his care having a good grounding for their extremely important start at secondary school.
He is a husband and father of two and loves nothing more than getting out for a walk in the country!
Alison Jamieson is a freelance author, writing on issues of political violence, drug trafficking and organised crime for over 25 years. She has worked as consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, served on the editorial board of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism (published by Taylor & Francis) from 1992–2010 and has published three books on terrorism for the educational market (with Wayland Publishing and Arcturus/Franklin Watts).
Radicalisation and Terrorism: A Teacher's Handbook for Addressing Extremism will be Alison's fourth book for the educational market and has been written in response to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act (February 2015).
As a peripatetic French teacher in Nottinghamshire Alison Middleton currently teaches children throughout Foundation Stage, and Key Stages 1 and 2. During her early years teaching French, having become dissatisfied with the lack of available MFL resources for Primary pupils Alison began producing her own. From these small beginnings Cartes Cochons has grown into a company that provides a wide range of resources for Modern Foreign Language Teaching available in French, Spanish, German and Italian and English.
Amanda MacNaughton is an experienced primary school teacher who has worked in a broad range of primary schools around the country. Despite becoming a Mum to two children in the past three years, she has continued teaching on a supply basis, written and had published English and Maths test papers for Key Stage 2 and written her first assemblies book! In addition, Amanda has pursued her interest in 'Building Learning Power' by initiating, creating and providing training for a skills approach to the curriculum in a local primary school.
When she isn't being a Mum, a teacher or an author, Amanda loves spending time with her family and friends and wishes she had more time for her love of music, dancing and experimental cooking!
Andrew Debenham specializes in PE teaching at primary-school level. He has taught in a number of different schools in Northamptonshire, and has been involved in many projects aimed at actively involving young people in sports. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys football, cricket and profitable poker sessions.
Angela Deighan is one of the authors of the Project Science series. Titles include Science for 5-7 Year Olds, Materials and their Properties, Physical Processes and Life Processes and Living Things.
My employment background has been largely within primary education, where I was a teacher since 1988. I became a full-time freelance writer in 2002, after the birth of my third child. Now I mainly write teacher resources for primary school and illustrated children's non-fiction but, have also published short stories in women's magazines and articles in my local newspaper. I have a regular column in Writer's Forum about authors and their research and have been published in some county magazines. I am a member of the Society of Authors, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Network for Information Book Writers and Editors (NIBWEB) and the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE). I am also a member of the History Association (HA). For more information about me check out my website.