Victoria Burrill has been teaching for the last 10 years. She currently works at Newton Prep in Battersea where she is Head of English and specialises in teaching English to students in Years 5 to 8 with a focus on preparing them for 11+ and 13+ examinations. Victoria started her writing career with a series for Rising Stars entitled English for the More Able, drawing on her considerable experience with Philosophy for Children and her passion for teaching higher order thinking skills and equipping children to be independent learners. She then wrote 11+ English Practice Papers 1 and 2 for Galore Park, co-authored the 11+ English Revision Guide and is currently working on the new Junior English Series. Victoria is driven by a love of words and really good stories. She spends a considerable amount of time with her nose in a book, is a regular theatre-goer and balances the sedentary activities with running, yoga and walking.