Creative, Connected
and Current 

Hello, we’re Critical Publishing
....and we're here to help people in education, health and social work become the best students and professionals they can be.

Having both worked in publishing for many years, we (Di and Julia) founded Critical Publishing in 2012. We met up in the cafe of the British Library, ordered coffee and cake, and hatched a plan. We felt we could produce learning resources for education and social work students and professionals that were fresher and better than what was already around.

We believe we do this by offering a more critical approach (in all the best senses) that helps our readers think and encourages them to analyse, evaluate, question and challenge. But without making it too difficult or daunting.

So our readers achieve better skills, increased awareness and greater success in their chosen professional paths.

We’ve now published over 100 titles in print and digital format, and readers love them. We also have exciting plans for our future offerings ...

Julia Morris  |  julia@criticalpublishing.com

I am an experienced publisher who has been involved in educational publishing at a range of levels for 28 years. I have worked for Hobsons, Ward Lock and Hodder, and most recently for Learning Matters, building up their best-selling HE Education list (ITT, Early Years, Education Studies,) as well as undertaking HE publishing in Sport, Psychology, Policing and Admissions Tests. 

"Julia is a great publisher to have. Always supportive and helpful to her authors and ready to share her considerable experience and creative input when required. I have always found her to be highly professional, and fun to work with, with a good instinct for what the market needs."Jonathan Gravells - Author and Director, Fargo Associates Ltd

Di Page  |  di@criticalpublishing.com

I have worked in professional and higher education publishing for the last 30 years including a range of roles at Pearson, Thomson Reuters and the ICAEW, during which time I have created many successful products, both hard copy and electronic. Prior to setting up Critical Publishing, I worked for Learning Matters where I launched and built a market-leading social work list and developed other series within the health & social care HE market 

"Di is a pleasure to work with and for. As an author and editor I have found her to be consistently supportive and quick to respond to queries. Her significant experience within the publishing world means that she is able to offer constructive guidance that is effective and helpful. Di is the ideal publisher: professional and with a sense of humour. It has been a pleasure to work with her." Angie Bartoli - Senior Lecturer and Author, University of Northampton
CONTACT US

We are always pleased to hear from you. You can contact us by email at the addresses above or you can contact our sales and marketing address below:

Critical Publishing

3 Connaught Road, St Albans Herts AL3 5RX

01727 851 462 | admin@criticalpublishing.com

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Professional Learning Communities and Teacher Enquiry

Series edited by Val Poultney Edited by Alison Fox

Written for teachers, this concise guide takes an evidence-based approach to professional learning communities and teacher enquiry, with practical advice on how to engage with and evaluate various models.

Re-examining Success

Raising pupils’ examination performance at secondary school: systems, techniques, processes and partners

Provides the research and practical insights required for secondary schools to radically review and remodel exam preparation provision with a view to ensuring more pupils, particularly those that are vulnerable, can perform to their potential.

RISK

Signposting better choices to more adventurous teaching

Go on! You can do it!

This book follows on from David Gumbrell’s text LIFT!, arguing that when you are feeling more resilient you have the courage and confidence to take more risks. You can also calculate that risk more rationally, thereby making it less risky and more likely to result in success. 

Staying Mentally Healthy During Your Teaching Career

Comprehensive guidance and workable, evidence-informed strategies to support the mental well-being of all those teaching in schools and colleges.

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The Social Worker’s Guide to Liberty Protection Safeguards

This book enables social workers to critically engage with LPS, and to become more confident and legally literate in protecting the human rights of the people they work with.

Tackling Anxiety in Primary Mathematics Teachers

By Karen Wicks Edited by Ian Menter

Provides teacher educators with an understanding of the issues around mathematics anxiety and a framework of teaching strategies to support trainees and teachers in primary settings in developing confidence in learning and teaching mathematics.

Understanding and Developing Positive Behaviour in Schools

A key guide on behaviour, the number one concern for most early career teachers, providing a range of research informed and road-tested strategies to support the development of positive classroom systems and structures. 

What Every Parent Should Know About Education

How knowing the facts can help your child succeed

A walk through all the most important issues in education, comparing commonly-held beliefs with simple summaries of the evidence, providing you with clear, jargon-free information.