Exeter alumna Kate Clanchy (1984, English) has published what The Times describes as ‘one of the most inspiring books about teaching you’ll ever read’. A teacher for 30 years, Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me draws on Kate Clanchy’s extensive experience of state education and the children at its heart to provide insights into education, class, race and art. The book also shares some of the beautiful poetry her students have been inspired to write over that time.
The book has received considerable praise, with author Philip Pullman (1965, English) describing it as ‘The best book on teachers and children and writing that I’ve ever read.’ Commenting on the book, he added, ‘No-one has said better so much of what so badly needs saying.’
Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me is published by Picador and is available to buy online and widely in bookshops.