About Francis Gilbert
Francis Gilbert was educated at Sussex University, Cambridge University and completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University Of East Anglia, studying under Malcolm Bradbury and Rose Tremain. Since the early 1990s, he has taught in a variety of comprehensives in London. He gave up teaching in 1998, but resumed his teaching career in 2001; shortly afterwards he became Head of English, a post he held for six years before stepping down to devote more time to his family and writing. He published Working The System — How To Get The Very Best State Education For Your Child in 2009 and a novel, The Last Day Of Term in 2011. Subsequently, he has published a number of study guides, and completed his PhD thesis in Creative Writing and Education at Goldsmiths in 2015. He is currently a Lecturer in Education at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has written extensively for the national press, and appeared as a commentator on all the major TV channels and radio stations.