Fiona Millar is a writer and journalist specialising in education and parenting issues. She was educated in North London and graduated from UCL in 1979. She started her career on the Mirror Group’s graduate training scheme. Between 1982 and 1994 she worked as a news reporter, lobby correspondent and freelance feature writer for several national newspapers.
Between 1995 and 2003 she worked for the Leader of the Opposition and then Prime Minister Tony Blair. She now writes a column in Education Guardian, regularly takes part in television and radio debates about education, parenting and family policy. She has just set up her own website www.thetruthaboutourschools.com
In 2004 Fiona wrote and presented a film The Best for My Child about parental choice for Channel Four. She has also presented several programmes for Teachers TV about parents and schools and recently co-presented The School Report, about the end of the 11 plus test in Northern Ireland. In 2009 she published The Secret World of the Working Mother looking at the experiences of women as they juggle work, home and childcare.
Fiona is chair of the Family and Parenting Institute, Comprehensive Future and two school governing bodies. She has three children and lives in North London with her partner Alastair Campbell.
The Secret World of the Working Mother (Vermilion, 2009)
Battle for Truth - Susan Jacoby - Journalistic objectivity
"The Battle of Ideas is where we can step out boldly where the angels – or should that be demons – of conventionality fear to tread."
Nicky Charlish, participant, 2009