Education Media Centre
Fran began reporting on education for the Birmingham Post and Mail in 1988, and went on to be Education Correspondent of the Sunday Times, the Sunday Correspondent, the Sunday Telegraph and the Independent. She later worked as Westminster Correspondent of the Independent. For the past 15 years she has been part of the reporting team on BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 programme as well as writing articles on education for The Guardian and a range of other publications. Her five published books include two on education: Seven Kings, published by Atlantic Books in 2006, and Learning to Fail, published by Routledge in 2010.
Fran is now Chief Executive for The Education Media Centre, a charity run by journalists and dedicated to 'making evidence make news.' They aim to help build a stronger, more evidence-based education system by ensuring good research has a high profile in the media.