Sue Cowley



Sue Cowley is a presenter, teacher trainer and author of 30 books on education and parenting. A qualified early years teacher, she has taught in early years settings, primary and secondary schools in the UK and overseas, and has also worked as a supply teacher. Sue’s international bestseller Getting the Buggers to Behave has been translated into ten languages and is a set text at universities. Her first book How to Survive your First Year in Teaching is a firm favourite with NQTs. 

Sue has written articles and columns for a wide range of publications, including the TES, Teach Primary, Teach Early Years, Nursery World, Early Years Educator and Teach Secondary. She has featured in numerous education videos and was a regular presenter on Teachers TV. Sue combines her writing work with working internationally as a trainer and presenter in schools, early years settings and other organisations. She has provided keynotes and training for a wide range of organisations, including Teach First, various UK universities, the NUT, Swim England and The Football Association. 

Sue has helped to run her local early years setting for the last decade. Her latest books are The Ultimate Guide to Differentiation and The Ultimate Guide to Mark Making in the Early Years. Visit to find out more or email

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