|We were honoured to receive the Nick Robinson Newcomer Award at the recent IPG Independent Publishing Awards 2014! Many thanks to the IPG and all our friends in the business who have supported us through our start-up phase.|
and we're here to help people in education and social work become the best students and professionals they can be.
We (Di and Julia) founded Critical Publishing in 2012 after taking redundancy from our previous jobs at the same publishing company. We met up in the cafe in the British Library and hatched a plan. We believed we could produce books and learning materials for education and social work students and professionals that were fresher and better than what was already around. Vist our Blog.
"In the current climate, with close scrutiny focused on the social workers of the future, it is imperative that social work students and professionals find clear guides to enable them to put together the best possible portfolios... This book ‘Evidencing CPD; A Guide to Building Your Portfolio’ is an excellent starting point to do just that. It is a guide which anyone in social work would find very useful...."
Review in British Journal of Social Work 43(6).
"I wish this book was around when I was doing my teaching degree, to help make life a little easier and to help me navigate through such a vast field.....this is a very helpful read when it comes to thinking about the best ways to teach reading and writing. You will feel empowered"
Review by Martine Horvath, Early Years Educator, Sept 2013 of Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics & Early English by Jonathan Glazzard & Jane Stokoe
"This book is fantastic! I love the humour with which it has been written and the ease of access to information about so many topics. It will prove to be a great quick source of reference to many teachers."
Ann Gravells - FE Consultant
"This book draws on multiple perspectives to provide an urgently needed antidote to the sterile and ineffective ideology of biological psychiatry that has dominated our understanding of human distress, and our mental health services, for far too long."
Professor John Read,
Psychology Department, University of Auckland;
Modern Mental Health
|Inclusive Primary Teaching: A Critical Approach to Equality and Special Educational Needs
This is an invaluable and up to date text on inclusive practice for all primary trainees and teachers and for those working towards the National Award SEN Co-ordination.
|Janet Goepel has been a teacher for many years and developed an interest in special educational needs through having children with additional needs in her class. She has taught children with profound and multiple learning difficulties who otherwise would have had to attend a special school. She has also taught children with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD as well as children who have social difficulties. Working with these childrenwas rewarding as well as challenging, taught her a great deal and changed her practice as a teacher. She now teaches Inclusion at Sheffield Hallam University and hopes to pass on her passion for inclusive practice to trainee teachers.
|Early Years Policy and Practice
A comprehensive and up to date text for all those required to understand past and current early years’ policy and practice.
|Pat Tomlinson's working life has been spent developing, delivering or teaching aspects of children’s policy. Her decades of experience and learning include school teaching in the 1970s, to play development work in the 1980s, as a university academic developing and delivering childhood studies graduate programmes through the 1990s to 2009 when she took up the position of head of the early years programme at the Children’s Workforce Development Council. Her interest in early childhood policy continues through involvement as governor of a large college and membership of a number of early years fora.
|Starting Social Work
A Newly Qualified Social Worker’s experience, reflections and gentle advice on the training process and early years of a Social Work career.
|Rebecca Joy Novell is a Newly Qualified Social Worker working for a charity in Sheffield which works with homeless young people. She graduated from The University of Sheffield in 2012 with a Masters in Social Work. Rebecca has been involved with Youth Justice for five years in a variety of voluntary and paid roles and is currently undertaking a PHD in Youth Justice. She was recently elected to the Professional Assembly for The College of Social Work and regularly blogs for The Guardian’s Social Care Network.|