Sarah began her career as a graduate trainee on the Daily Express, where she was twice shortlisted for young journalist of the year. She then became a feature writer on the Daily Mail, before moving into television as a producer and occasional reporter on Newsnight.
After having children, Sarah freelanced for a variety of newspapers and magazines. She was shortlisted for the British Press Awards’ specialist writer of the year in 2003 (for her family features) and feature writer of the year in 2008. She also moved online, as editor of Supernanny.co.uk.
In July 2008 Sarah joined The Times as editor of their new education blog, School Gate, which was subsequently named as one of the 20 best education blogs in the world by the Washington Post. She has made a number of media appearances – including Woman’s Hour and BBC1’sThe Big Questions – as a parenting and education expert.
Her first book The Starting School Survival Guide is published by White Ladder.