Our Authors

Our Authors

Our Authors

At Galore Park, we are proud to work with such a wonderfully varied, talented and experienced selection of authors. Learn more about each of them below.

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Alison Primrose
Author in verbal and non-verbal reasoning
Alison has had a prolific teaching career and completed a doctorate in educational assessment.
Belinda Froud-Yannic
Author in 13+ geography
Belinda Froud-Yannic has been Head of Geography at Thomas's School, Clapham since 2001 and believes geography is a subject anyone can enjoy.
Bob Bass
Author in 13+ Latin
Bob is Head of Classics and Senior Master at Orwell Park. He is the Chief Setter of ISEB Common Entrance and Common Academic Scholarship (CASE) Latin papers.
Chris Pearse
Author in 11+ verbal reasoning
Chris Pearse is a qualified primary school teacher with many years of experience supporting KS2 pupils.
David Hanson
Author in 11+ and 13+ mathematics

David has more than 40 years' experience of teaching and has been a member of both the ISEB 11+ and 13+ mathematics setting teams.

Elizabeth Holtom
Author in study skills

Elizabeth has taught pupils with special needs at all levels, also working as a learning support co-ordinator and now a study skills consultant.

Gavin Hannah
Author in 13+ history
Gavin was Head of History at Summer Fields school for 30 years, seeing hundreds of students through their Common Entrance examinations.
Jackie Barns-Graham
Author in 11+ science
Jackie was Head of Science at St Andrew’s School in Woking and is currently team leader for the ISEB 11+ and L1 13+ science setting teams.
James Dale-Adcock
Author in Key Stage 3 geography
James Dale-Adcock held the post of Head of Geography at Cranleigh Preparatory School for 15 years and is currently their Academic Deputy Head.
Michael Wilcockson

Author in 13+ religious studies

Michael WilcocksonMichael Wilcockson was Head of Philosophy at Eton from 2012 to 2019 and is now at The Perse School in Cambridge. He is also the chief setter for Common Entrance Religious Studies for ISEB.
Nicholas Oulton
Founder of Galore Park, author in 13+ Latin and history
Nicholas taught Latin and Greek for 10 years before writing the So You Really Want to Learn Latin course and founding Galore Park in 1998.
Nigel Pearce
Author in Key Stage 3 and Common Entrance French
Nigel Pearce was Head of Modern Languages at Summer Fields in Oxford for 20 years and now lives in western France, where he is a translator and proofreader.
 
Peter Francis
Author in 11+ non-verbal reasoning
Peter has been developing and illustrating Non-Verbal Reasoning (NVR) items for 25 years.
Richard Balding
Author in 13+ science
Richard ran the science department at Summer Fields for 26 years and was chairman of the Physics Common Entrance setting panel.
Ron Pickering
Author in 13+ science
Ron Pickering has worked in education for more than 30 years. He now divides his time between teacher training and writing in the UK and overseas.
Sarah Collins
Author in 11+ verbal and non-verbal reasoning
Having developed structured learning programs for schools, Sarah has specialist knowledge of 11+ content and its development over a variety of platforms.
Serena Alexander
Author in Key Stage 2 and 3 mathematics
Serena has taught mathematics since 1987, as Head of Mathematics and Head. She helps to run mathematics conferences for prep school teachers.
Stephen Froggatt
Author in 13+ mathematics
Stephen Froggatt taught mathematics in prep and secondary schools for 20 years. He retired from teaching to follow a calling to ministry in the Methodist Church.
Steve Hobbs
Author in 11+ mathematics
Steve has been teaching in primary and secondary schools since 1998. He is an examiner for Functional Maths and writes questions for exam papers.
Sue Hunter
Author in 11+ science
Sue is a member of the Common Entrance setting team and a governor of local primary schools.
Susan Grenfell

Author in religious studies

For 10 years, Susan was Head of Religious Studies at St Hugh’s School, Faringdon, before retiring and taking up writing full time.

Victoria Duggan
Author in Key Stage 2 English
Victoria Duggan has been teaching for the past 10 years. She currently works at The Granville School in Sevenoaks where she is Director of Studies and Head of English.