Irena Barker

Irena Barker - TES deputy news editor and reporter. As well as news editing, I report on education in Europe and the UK independent sector. I also look at issues surrounding faith schools, RE, university access and foreign languages. I studied French and linguistics at Durham University and have now worked as a journalist for 10 years. Prior to TES, I worked as a news reporter and features writer for several daily regional papers including The Peterborough Evening Telegraph and The West Midlands Express and Star. I also spent a year on a news agency working for national papers. Irena can occasionally be found tweeting at @IrenaBarker