Author stories

Author stories

Find out what fellow authors are working on and pick up tips from their experiences of sharing resources

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Tes authors: meet the rising stars of 2019

Jake Andrew aka PrimaryMrAndrew, Daniella O’Brien aka The Primary Hut and maths specialist Omega all started sharing their teaching resources in 2018 and they’ve already been downloaded 1,000s of times.

Paul Bold

Author on Tes: Resources for independent learning

Science teacher Paul Bold, demonstrates combustion of alkanes (not Workplace health and safety approved so don't attempt it yourselves!) and how his resources encourage independent learning in students.

Nichola Lacey

Authors Train Authors: Using Tes tools

Nichola Lacey (nwilkin) delivered an extremely useful presentation on the ways in which authors can use the on-site tools you have available to you as an author on Tes. Here are a few tips on how to successfully use these tools to help you improve your sales.

Emily Cotterill

Authors Train Authors: Self-promotion and social media

Emily Cotterill (EC_Resources) delivered an extremely useful presentation on the ways in which authors can self-promote and use social media. Here are a few tips on how to successfully use tools beyound Tes's website to help you improve your sales.

Rufus Ravenscroft

Author on Tes: Ready made school assemblies

Ex-civil servant turned secondary teacher Rufus Ravenscroft, aka ruforufus, talks about the unique opportunity assemblies present and how his resources can help you to make the most of them.

Simon Pykett

Author on Tes: Coding - the language of fun

Technology geek Simon Pykett, aka nerdoftheday, shows how technology-based subjects aren’t all about staring into a screen, by using Lego and pop culture to capture his students’ imagination.

Damian & Kevin

Author on Tes: Improving your planning

Damian and Kevin aka DigitalTeacherPlanner talk about the experiences that lead them to create their digital teacher planner and how it can help you with your planning.

nadene wright

Author on Tes: Boosting vocabulary

Language teacher Nadene Wright, aka wrightseducation16, gets the best out of her students with her resources designed to boost their vocabulary.

James Burns

Author on Tes: Bully-proof your classroom

Tes author James Burns designs and facilities anti-bullying professional development for teachers. He shares his tips for enabling teacher to bully-proof their classrooms and build resilience in their students.

Mael Matthews

Author on TES: Art specialist, Mael Matthews

As well as being a successful Author on TES, ​Mael Matthews works as a professional artist, art examiner and has over 18 years of experience in education. We find out a bit more about Mael's background, how he juggles teaching with being an author and his advice for aspiring resources contributors.

Malcom Brown

Author on TES: Australian teacher, Malcom Brown

Malcom Brown is the first Australian author to be featured on our blog and has published over 60 resources. He lets us in on his teaching background, why he publishes free and premium resources, plus his top tip for new authors.

Cath Smith

Author on TES: BSL specialist, deafbooks

Cath Smith publishes British Sign Language teaching resources on TES as author, deafbooks. Learn more below about her motivation and the challenges that deaf learners face. 


Author on TES: Dynamic duo, Goodeyedeers

Mike Jackson and David Horner are the brains behind Goodeyedeers and publish primary resources with a focus on poetry and Spag. Read on to see how their partnership works and why they sell resources.


Author on TES: Education consultant, Wilkieway

Charlotte Wilkinson, TES Author Wilkieway, talks about what she’s learnt from teaching in different countries, their education systems and how her experiences have shaped her resources.


Author on TES: English whizz, CreatEd

Matthew Bentham, TES Author CreatEd, talks about his experience piloting one of the new English specifications and how it has influenced the resources he makes.


Author on TES: ESL expert, Kibishipaul

Paul Carr teaches in Japan and publishes resources on TES as Kibishipaul. Find out his top tips, time management ideas and more about his teaching background below.

Chez Galamb

Author on TES: French expert, Chez Galamb

Kellie Galamb works as a French teacher in Canada and publishes on TES as Chez Galamb. Read on to see why she decided to join TES, the challenges of making language resources and her top tips for prospective authors


Author on TES: Geography genius, helenmacdonald81

Helen Macdonald, TES Author helenmacdonald81, has experience tackling difficult geography topics with students of all ages. Find out how she makes her resources engaging and what’s next for her shop.

Stars of 2017

Meet the star authors of 2017

Check out the stories of our 4 star authors who started sharing their resources in 2017. They’ve also shared their top tips to help you follow in their footsteps!

Graham Wilson

Author on TES: KS2 and 3 leader, erhgiez 

Graham Wilson is an Author on TES and publishes resources as erhgiez. Read on to discover his motivation for creating lesson materials from scratch and his top tips for making your resources look professional.


Author on TES: Literacy legend, KS2History

KS2History, a popular primary Author on TES, explains what inspires her creative resources, how she uses the curriculum to target her resource packs and why history can be a great vehicle for improving children's literacy.

Tom o Toole

Author on TES: Maths master, tomotoole

TES Author tomotoole offers insight into his process for making resources and the challenges he faces when creating teaching materials for the new GCSE curriculum.


Author on TES: Partnership tips from LittleStreams

Becky Humphrey-Bullen, one half of author team LittleStreams, talks to us about her background in education, why she started publishing resources on TES and how to make a successful author partnership work.


Author on TES: Physics teacher, FergieBee

James Ferguson teaches science and publishes on TES as FergieBee. Find out how he creates resources, why he sells on TES and what tips he'd give to aspiring authors.


Author on TES: RE guru, Todd Beamish

TES Author Todd Beamish, teacher of religious education, reveals how he makes his content engaging, which are his favourite resources and how to deal with sensitive topics

Craig Smith

Author on TES: Sats master, PTRC

​Craig Smith publishes free and premium resources on TES as The Primary Teacher Resource Centre. Read on to find out how he makes his resources, including his popular Sats packs, stand out from the crowd.

Richard Burbage

Author on TES: SEND superstar, Ricardo65

Special educational needs expert, Richard Burbage, publishes on TES as Ricardo65. Find out how his resources can help learners with autism and severe learning difficulties access Shakespeare.

Martin Grundy

Author on TES: Top seller, Martin Grundy

Martin Grundy, who has 292 free and premium resources published on TES, talks to us about his background, what makes a quality resource and what essential advice he would give to new authors.