Diane Hofkins has been a tremendous support to TLRP and its projects. She writes not just with clarity about key messages and empathy towards her audience, but also brings a deep understanding of educational issues and a commitment to social progress. Combine all this with both creative imagination, reliability and knowing her way around the media – and you have a very good partner.

Professor Andrew Pollard

Director of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme


Diane Hofkins has not only understood and written with insight and intelligence on all the key areas of primary education, but as an editor and commentator she has continually promoted and extended the debate. She is a leader in the field and widely respected in all areas of the profession.

Sue Palmer

Author of 'Toxic Childhood 21st Century Boys'


I have known and worked with Diane Hofkins for over 20 years. She is a talented writer who engages the reader on any topic. As an editor she makes the copy sing off the page no matter how dry the subject. We worked together on many projects when Diane was the editor of sponsored supplements at The TES and I was deputy advertising director. We have worked together since then on Guardian projects. As an editor she brings knowledge and editorial integrity to each project, whilst enabling the commercial side to progress. Her professionalism coupled with creative approach makes her a pleasure to work with.

Sunita Gordon

Group Head, Education, The Guardian